Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 22nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm
memorial on the corner of
SW 3rd and Madison.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
Friends of Kathryn Rickson, the young woman who was killed while bicycling on SW 3rd and Madison last week, have launched a fundraising effort.
One of Kathryn's friends got in touch with me to share that a page has been created on ChipIn.com to handle the donations. So far, $545 has been raised. Kathryn was a student at Portland State University who was working odd jobs. Her partner, Ryan Gaughan, recently lost his job at New Seasons Market. Ryan also has a seven-year old daughter named Madeline.
The funds will go to Ryan and Kathryn's family to help pay for a memorial service that is being planned for next month. Kathryn's family lives in Rhode Island and will be traveling to Portland to attend the service. Any additional money raised will be donated in Kathryn's name to non-profits she was passionate about.
Meanwhile, the police investigation into the collision that led to Kathryn's death is still ongoing. A Portland Police Bureau spokesperson told me today that they are still "a couple of weeks away from having the investigation completed." Time is being taken to track down possible security camera footage on nearby buildings and the PPB must also wait for lab results to be processed. After that, the investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney's office for review.
— For more on Kathryn Rickson, browse the archives.