Venue Change for Fifth Annual Ride for Hope
The fifth annual Ride for Hope, a 501(c) 3 motorcycle ride and celebration escorted by the Illinois State Police and supported by riders from the Illinois EMS Road docs and the Cook County Punishers, will begin and end at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road, this year July 28.
The venue change allows for an increased projected attendance. Registration is open online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-ride-for-hope-tickets for the 60-mile charity and after party. Registration is $30 per rider and passenger prior to July 15; $35 after.
Ride for Hope raises funds for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's "Faces of Hope" program, as well as local women with financial hardships battling this disease. The fundraiser was conceived and organized by JuliAnne Scully, owner/operator of JuliAnne's Salon & Spa in Schaumburg, in 2015.
In its inaugural year, the ride raised $25,600, making it the largest third party 501©3 donation to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in the US. In total, Ride for Hope has donated nearly $100,000 to the NOCC.
"Our mission is to spread awareness of the symptoms of this silent disease and help ease some of the financial burden women and families face while on this devastating journey. Proceeds from this year's event will help fund treatments for three locally nominated women, as well as support the NOCC's research and their efforts to raise awareness," said Scully.
Scully is a 33-year stage three ovarian cancer survivor, who bought her first bike to celebrate her 25-year cancer-free anniversary.
"To date, there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer; consequently, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages. Over 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease," Scully said.
To register for the ride and after-party, visit www.rideforhopeil.com or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-ride-for-hope-tickets; stop in at Julianne's Salon & Spa, 544 South Roselle Road, in Schaumburg; or call (224) 433-9914.
Kickstands up at 11 a.m. The registration fee includes admission to the after-party, which features live music by Hillbilly Rockstarz and a family-style picnic with food donated by Head's Red BBQ; Sammy's Mexican Grill and Bar; Lou Malnati's Pizzeria; Nothing Bundt Cakes; and Miller's Ale House.
Also at the after-party, a beer tent; a silent/live auction; box drawings; split the pot; an opportunity to visit with the Comfort Dogs in the Survivor Tent; and a Teal marketplace selling T-shirts, pins, jewelry, and more.
To join the 2019 Ride for Hope, make a donation, or learn about the early warning signs of ovarian cancer, visit www.rideforhopeil.com.