To Benefit the March of Dimes
Sunday, May 20, 2006 - 9.00 AM
Presented by Lighthouse Harley-Davidson of Huntington, NY
In cooperation with Full Throttle Magazine and WBAB/WBLI Radio and Ruby Tuesday Long Island
Premature birth is a tremendous problem in the United States, affecting nearly a half-a-million babies and their families each year. Over the past two decades, the rate of premature birth has risen a staggering 29% with nearly 50% of all premature births having no known cause. It is the leading cause of death for babies during their crucial first month of life and a major cause of lifelong disabilities, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, blindness and chronic lung disease.
Together with Dee Snider, the March of Dimes hopes to raise money to pursue its mission of improving the health of babies, preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes mission is accomplished through programs of community services, advocacy, education and research.
Grand Marshal and celebrity chair, Dee Snider says, “One of the great things about being a biker is that we are part of a community and this is our chance to do something good. The March of Dimes strikes a chord with me. As the father of four, two of my children were born premature, and now, with your involvement and my big mouth, we will do something great!”
The ride is sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association and all motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome. A small registration fee of $25.00 is required and riders are treated to lunch, entertainment, including the sounds and songs of Dee’s son Jesse’s band Baptized X Fire, and a host of vendors at the finish (Town of Brookhaven’s Town Hall in Farmingville). Interested riders may register by contacting the March of Dimes - Long Island Division at 516.496.8198 or via email at email@example.com. Pre-registration and on-line fundraising is also available HERE. All pre-registered riders will receive a commemorative Bikers for Babies bandana in addition to the commemorative pin that all riders will receive.
Dee Snider’s 5th Annual Bikers for Babies Ride is made possible, in large part, by its local supporters and sponsors, who include: Full Throttle Magazine; Garden City Pizza; Geico; Lighthouse Harley-Davidson (presenting sponsor); Ruby Tuesday – Long Island; WBAB/WBLI Radio; www.hogwild.TV; and, its national sponsor, Kawasaki Motor Corporation. To join the event’s growing list of sponsors, please call Susan Kornick at 516.496.8198.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.