College of Veterinary Medicine

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Bill Johnson's Annual Ride for Animals

Bill Johnson and Rance Sellon

Bill Johnson and Dr. Rance Sellon

Dr. Rance Sellon Rides For Bill.

Thank you for supporting Bill’s efforts to do this ride every year and The Sonny Angel, Cody Jo, and Annie Marie Gift of Hope Endowment. Please note that due to some health constraints Bill is not able to ride this year, so our very own, Dr. Rance Sellon, is carrying the torch (or tire pump) for Bill and doing the ride for him.

Since 2007, Bill Johnson has made a special journey. He travels 217 miles by bicycle along a familiar route from his home in Cle Elum to Pullman, to raise money for WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  

The idea for the ride began when Johnson’s Golden retriever "Sonny" was lost to canine lymphoma in 2006.  The route retraces his friend’s last days when the two would travel back and forth to WSU for cancer treatments. 

The Sonny Angel, Cody Jo, and Annie Marie Gift of Hope Endowment was established by Johnson in memory of his golden retrievers "Sonny Angel" and "Cody Jo," and "Annie Marie," a friend's Wheaton Terrier who grew up with "Sonny" and also died of cancer. Gifts to this fund are used to care for sick animals needing life-saving procedures who have no owners or whose owners do not have the means to pay for veterinary care.

  Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson


Visit U Tube to see past rides!

You can also read about Bill Johnson’s first ride in the Summer 2007 issue of the WSU Community Practice Newsletter

Next Ride:
August 30, 2014

Make a Gift to The Sonny Angel, Cody Jo, and Annie Marie Gift of Hope Endowment

Since 2007, Bill Johnson’s Ride for Animals has raised over $74,000 to help animals in need.

To make a gift by mail:
Please make the check payable to the WSU Foundation and send to:

Kay Glaser
P.O. Box 647010
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

For questions about giving, contact Kay Glaser
(509) 335-4835 or
Last Edited: Sep 03, 2014 3:25 PM   

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