Ace of Hearts - A New Way for Charities
Amelia's Ace of Hearts Ride has been a name that we've been hearing more frequently over the past couple of years. Why is this? They've been growing since their beginning in 2005. And how can they not when the charity is named for Amelia from 98 Rock's Morning Show: Mickey, Amelia & Speigel.
Amelia's Ace of Hearts Ride is a local group that, in the past, has raised money for breast cancer research. However, this year (after parting ways with Susan G. Koman), they thought that the money they raise could better be used to help improve the quality of life for local breast cancer patients and raise awareness and research for childhood cancers.
Their main event this year will be held on June 25th. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson on Route 1 (Conowingo Road) in Darlington (Harford County), MD. The Ride leaves promptly at noon.
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If attending, you will be taken on a scenic tour of the back-roads in northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. The Ride travels through Harford County, MD, York and Lancaster Counties, PA, and comes back into Maryland through Cecil County before ending back at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson.
When the Ride returns, door prizes will be given away before departing for the after-party at the Union Hotel and Bar on Susquehanna River Road. There, the raffle drawings will take place. (Prizes include a custom painted Paul Reed Smith guitar, Spa packages and a $750 gift card for Chesapeake Harley-Davidson with an amazing grand prize of a 3 night stay at the Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas!)
This year, the beneficiaries of the money they raise are going to two amazing local charities: D.O. Believe and the Red Devils.
The Red Devils help to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients. Volunteers take time to help the patients however possible, whether it by driving the patients back and forth to the doctor or hospital, preparing meals or helping the patients' children with their homework.
D.O. Believe seeks to raise awareness for childhood cancer and to provide funds for research. When funds are divided for cancer research, the least amount goes to saving the lives of our children. D.O. Believe hopes to change that.
The 2010 Ride was the largest (with a staggering 388 motorcycles) in the Ride's history.
Ace of Hearts hopes to add even more bikes this year.
Be sure to check out their website (www.aceofheartsride.org) for more information and to pre-register for the Ride on June 25, 2011 or donate directly on their site.
We hope to see everyone at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson on June 25th