Motorcyclists and residents of Hunterdon County and surrounding communities will come together to Remember, Celebrate, and Fight Back in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s RIDE FOR THE CURE. This celebration of life recognizes those who have heroically battled cancer, provides an opportunity to remember loved ones lost, and encourages all to fight back against this dreadful disease.
Motorcyclists will meet Saturday, June 11, 2016 (rain or shine) at Tramontin Harley-Davidson, Route 80, Exit 12 in Hope, NJ. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. (coffee and donuts provided), followed by a bike blessing. Kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. The ride will be escorted by the Blue Knights NJ8 through scenic Warren and Hunterdon counties and end at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ.
The Hunterdon County Fairgrounds gates will open to the public at 11:30 a.m. Participants can enjoy live music, food, and explore craft vendors’ wares until 4:30 p.m.
Highlighting the event is the Remembrance Ceremony. This short program includes testimonials and stories of personal experiences, honors cancer survivors, and remembers those who lost their battle against cancer. We ask all attendees to bring a picture of a loved one or ones they wish to honor and remember. Pictures will be hung in a prominent place to remind participants of the incredible importance their contributions will make in the lives of those struggling with cancer.
“RIDE FOR THE CURE is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fund raiser,” said Judy Tutela, volunteer. “Many of the participants will be people who have experienced cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been made in reducing cancer death rates and in the quality of life following cancer treatment. The funds raised will enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through educational programs, research, and services to patients.”
For information about how to register for the ride or become involved in RIDE FOR THE CURE event, visit www.RelayForLife.org/rideforthecure.
Donation for riders ($20), passengers ($15), and walk-ins ($15) includes food at the Fairgrounds. Additional opportunities to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts will be available during the event.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate another birthday this year. We’re determined to win the fight against cancer. As the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we’re finding cures; ensuring that people facing cancer have the help they need; and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345, or visit cancer.org.