ROCKING THE ROAD FOR A CURE
On October 17, 2010 “Rocking the Road for a Cure” 501 (C) non-profit organization for breast Cancer wellness support and services, held its third annual Motorcycle – Classic Car fundraiser at jd’s Place in Farmingdale ny, to provide breast cancer victims with services that are not provided in the normal course of treatment.
The run organized by Rocking the Road founder Dawn Frey, kicked off from Ally Pond Park in Queens where motorcycle and automobile enthusiasts signed in before making their way out toward Jones Beach on the south shore of Long Island. Along the way, riders viewed decorations of pink ribbons that were placed along the bridges leading to Jones Beach commemorating the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk taking place the same day. The Motorcycle / Classic car run ended in Farmingdale ny with an after party at jd’s Place where participants and the public were able to view hundreds of tricked out cars and bikes. Many of the specialized motorcycles and automobiles had custom paint jobs as well as pin-striping, chrome work and high performance engines.
Several live bands including Spit, The Oddities, Bad Habits, The Six featuring Jimmy Santoro of Black Betty Fame, the Night Angels and “Bobby Rondinelli” famed drummer who toured with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, etc. Volunteered their time and provided hard rock entertainment for the party which ran from 12:00pm until 8:00pm. Out in the back yard of jd’s Place was a barbeque with plenty of food for the hungry travelers which included free hamburgers, hotdogs, salads donuts and coffee. In addition to the admission price there were several raffles and a Chinese Auction which helped to draw funds for the many services Rocking the Road for a Cure offers to their clients. This includes personal nutritionists, wellness seminars and in-home services such as: Case Management, Yoga, Rieki, Meditation, Beauty Consultations, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Counseling, Recreation Therapy, House Keeping, etc.”
Breast cancer survivor Dawn Frey came up with the idea for the nonprofit after experiencing difficulties during her own battle with the disease. She decided that something more could be done about it and figured out a way to give breast cancer sufferers much needed help. She formed Rocking The Road for a Cure as a 501 (C) non-profit organization and then made arrangement with providers that offered the kind of services she found were needed. People interested in learning more can check out their web-site for more information at hyperlink “http:// www.Rockingtheroadforacure.Org” \t “_blank” www.Rockingtheroadforacure.Org or contact them at rockingtheroadforacure@gmail.Com or 516-417-1911.