Monday, September 1, 2014
The Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope is an annual event held by Charleston Ride for Hope, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in its seventh year of existence. The Ride for Hope is a vehicle to raise money for local charities which are involved in helping in the fight against cancer. Ninety percent of the proceeds stay here in the Charleston tri-county area and are used for patient care, research and personal needs of those affected by cancer.
A few of the local organizations which have received funds in the past include Lutheran Hospice Foundation, Share Our Suzie, MUSC Hollings Cancer Research Center, MUSC Children's Hospital, The Roper Foundation, Angel Touch, The Brain Tumor Awareness Foundation, Children's Chance, Camp Happy Days, Charleston Elves, as well as others.
The organization's seventh annual event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28. This year, organizers have been granted permission to use Sewee Trading Post and Awendaw Green as the start and finish locations.
In order to accommodate all levels of riders, there will be several routes ranging from a 3-mile family ride to a 65-mile road course. The ride begins at 8 a.m., and organizers anticipate 200 riders and 50 volunteers who will start to arrive around 7 a.m. George Hincapie, former men's U.S. national champion, will again participate in this charity event and ride with the participants. Salt Works catering will be providing lunch. There will be music and drawings as well as prizes for top fundraisers.
Charleston Ride for Hope are fortunate to have had local support in the past and have been able to raise close to $600,000 in its first six years. Please visit www.charlestonrideforhope.com for more information or to make a contribution.