Kacie's Ride for Hope Founder Pat Barron Dies

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 01, 2018 / comments

[The Center. Pat & Sharron]

A dear friend and supporter of The Center and the community has died.  Pat Barron, founder of Kacie's Ride for Hope to End Domestic Violence passed away on June 14, 2018 and our community has lost a shining star.
Pat's wife of many years, Sharron passed away just last year. Pat was constantly at Sharon's side caring for her during her treatments for cancer. During that time Pat was dealing with symptoms of his own and cancer took his life on June 14, 2018.
Pat was a dedicated leader in the fight against domestic violence in El Dorado County and beyond. In 2006, after his sister Kacie Barron was killed by her estranged boyfriend, Pat began Kacie’s Ride for Hope, a nonprofit that hosted a bike run to benefit The Center and to educate the biker community about domestic violence.
Each year, Pat, his wife Sharon, and a dedicated crew of folks worked tirelessly to put on the Hope Valley bike run that raised over $200,000 to support local victims of domestic violence. In 2014, The Center renamed our shelter, “Kacie’s House of Hope” to honor Pat’s sister Kacie and Pat’s dedication to ending domestic violence.
Pat was a hero in the local fight against domestic violence. He was well known for his big heart and he dedicated himself to helping victims and to speaking out and engaging the biker community and others in ending domestic violence.
"Pat was our brother in the fight against domestic violence and he and Sharon are dearly missed and will always be remembered in our hearts," remembers Julie Sena, The Center's Director of Development.

No services have been scheduled at this time.

A memorial motorcycle run will be held in Pat Barron’s honor, beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Train Station Coffee Shop in Shingle Springs and heading out to Hope Valley. For more information call Bill Bryant at 530-409-8414.