UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge and District Lions Club are going to be holding their first annual Charity Motorcycle Ride, to support children with Type 1 Diabetes, on Saturday, July 8th.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m., at the Uxbridge Arena, the day of the event and the ride will depart for Camp Huronda, just outside Huntsville, at 8 a.m.
Lion, Rick Carlstrom explained to The Standard why the club has decided to organize this fundraiser.
“There is a need in the community for some support for [Diabetes Canada]. As well, we were informed about Camp Huronda, and we wanted to find a way to support it,” he said.
Camp Huronda is a camp, owned by Diabetes Canada, for kids with diabetes, where they can meet others with the disease in a supportive environment.
Mr. Carlstrom also said Lion Mark Barrie has diabetes.
The fee to participate is $50 per rider, $25 per passenger and if someone raises $150 in pledges, they can ride for free. Once riders get to Camp Huronda, they will have an opportunity to take a tour. There will also be prizes for riders at the camp.
Mr. Carlstrom explained why he thinks people should participate in this inaugural event.
“I think it is a chance to have a nice ride in the country, and do something important. You will get to see the camp and the kids, and I think it will be a special experience,” he said.
For more information on the event, and to find pledge forms, visit /www.uxbridgelions.com.