Rally for Hope to hold annual motorcycle ride on Aug. 20
— 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also visit the Rally for Hope Facebook page.
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.