Rally for Hope to hold an­nual mo­tor­cy­cle ride on Aug. 20

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By BRI­ANNA SHEA

bshea@ce­cil­whig.com

— Rally for Hope will hold its an­nual mo­tor­cy­cle ride on Aug. 20 to raise money for Union Hos­pi­tal can­cer pa­tients.

Now in its third year, the event raised $35,000 last year with more than 1,000 peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing, a big uptick from the 300 par­tic­i­pants and $14,000 raised dur­ing its in­au­gu­ral year.

Par­tic­i­pants will em­bark on a 40-mile mo­tor­cy­cle ride through the county start­ing at noon from the Ch­e­sa­peake Har­ley-David­son in Dar­ling­ton and end­ing at the Ed Walls Ac­tiv­ity Hall on the Fair Hill Fair­grounds.

Fol­low­ing the ride, there will be a car and mo­tor­cy­cle show, live mu­sic and food ven­dors from 1 p.m. to 5

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p.m. at the fair­grounds.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the car show and mo­tor­cy­cle ride be­gins at 10 a.m. Those who par­tic­i­pate in the run and shows will re­ceive a T-shirt and a pin, said Christy Miller, a sur­gi­cal as­sis­tant with the hos­pi­tal and chair/or­ga­nizer of the event.

“This is an event for ev­ery­one, you do not have to have a mo­tor­cy­cle or a car, this is for ev­ery­one,” Miller said.

One way ev­ery­one can par­tic­i­pate is by pur­chas­ing mer­chan­dise prior to the event. A pre-sale for mer­chan­dise is sched­uled for Fri­day from 8 a.m to 3 p.m., in the front lobby of Union Hos­pi­tal.

Peo­ple can pur­chase shirts for $20, tank tops for $15, hats for $10 and glasses for $5. Peo­ple can also pur­chase tick­ets for bas­kets filled with good­ies such as camp­ing sup­plies and food, among other items. The bas­kets are val­ued up to $300 and the silent auc­tion will take place on the day of the event, Miller said.

The cost is $20 per bike in ad­vance, $25 on the day of the event and $10 per pas­sen­ger. Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able through Union Hos­pi­tal in per­son or on­line, and at the Ch­e­sa­peake Har­ley-David­son.

For those who would like to par­tic­i­pate in the car show, the cost is $25 per car for same day reg­is­tra­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Rally for Hope event, visit www.uhcc.com, con­tact Christy Miller at (443) 3506593, or Holly Em­mons at hem­mons@uhcc.com. Peo­ple can also visit the Rally for Hope Face­book page.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY BRI­ANNA SHEA

Holly Em­mons, co-chair of Rally for Hope, and Christy Miller, chair and or­ga­nizer of the event, hold up a few of the items peo­ple can pur­chase to ben­e­fit the event.

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