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Caitlin Ann Boyle died at the age of 19 from meningitis B, the only strain of five that is not covered by a vaccine. Her family honors her with an annual bike ride in her memory. The Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride raises money for meningitis research and awareness about the disease.

Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride

The Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride honors the Marist College student who died from meningitis. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association.

John Agiulo, 24, of West Babylon, performs an
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John Agiulo, 24, of West Babylon, performs an impromptu repair on the bike of Erin Murray, 4, of Oceanside at the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

Signs like these lined the path of Belmont
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Signs like these lined the path of Belmont Park in Babylon for the Caitlin Ann Memorial Bike Ride. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

Eilleen Boyle, 57, of Babylon, laughs with friends
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Eilleen Boyle, 57, of Babylon, laughs with friends at the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride at Belmont Park. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

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A photo of Caitlin Ann Boyle greets participants
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A photo of Caitlin Ann Boyle greets participants at Belmont Park for the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

Lisa Pfisterer, 28 and in front, rides with
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Lisa Pfisterer, 28 and in front, rides with her friend Alison Zaret, 26, of North Babylon, at the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride at Belmont Park in Babylon. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

Eilleen and John Boyle, of Babylon, thank participants
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Eilleen and John Boyle, of Babylon, thank participants in the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride, in memory of their daughter who died seven years ago from meningitis. The bike ride is held annually to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association and a scholarship in Caitlin's name at Marist College. (Sept. 30, 2012)

Eilleen Boyle, 57, of Babylon, hugs Michael LaForgia,
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Eilleen Boyle, 57, of Babylon, hugs Michael LaForgia, 47, of Smithtown, at the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

News 12 meteorologist Rich Hoffman, 40, of Babylon
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News 12 meteorologist Rich Hoffman, 40, of Babylon participates in the Caitlin Ann Memorial Bike Ride. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

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Susana Fasano, 9, of Babylon, in green, rides
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Susana Fasano, 9, of Babylon, in green, rides with Ella Higgins, 9, of Babylon, at the Caitlin Ann Boyle Memorial Bike Ride. The former Marist College student died from meningitis seven years ago. The Boyle family holds the bike ride to raise funds for the National Meningitis Association. (Sept. 30, 2012)

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