St. Francis Motorcycle Charity Ride Revs Up Support for Local Children and CHP 11-99 Foundation--BMW of North America:
WHEN: October 2-6, 2002 WHAT: More than 60 motorcycle enthusiasts from across the U.S. will take a four-day ride, departing from Ontario, CA and making stops in San Diego, the Salton Sea, Palm Springs and Big Bear Lake. Participants will enjoy the thrill of the open road while raising funds for the St. Francis Medical Center "Footprints" program and the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. Participants in the 12th Annual BMW-St. Francis Motorcycle Charity Ride, which kicks off with a reception at St. Francis Medical Center on Wednesday, October 2, will raise approximately $70,000. That amount will be shared, with $50,000 being donated to St. Francis Medical Center's "Footprints" program, which provides shoes and clothing to hundreds of needy children in East Los Angeles each year, and $20,000 being donated to the CHP 11-99 Foundation, which serves families of lost, injured or disabled CHP officers. For riders, who each donated $800 to participate, it is an opportunity to experience the wind in their hair while contributing to two worthy causes. PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Wednesday, October 2, 2002 -- 6:00 p.m. St. Francis Medical Center 3630 East Imperial Highway Lynwood, CA 90262 (310) 900-7330 Presentation of ceremonial checks to the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation and the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation at a welcome reception for ride participants and beneficiaries. Thursday, October 3, 2002 -- 8:00 a.m. BMW of North America, LLC -- Western Region Training Center 1175 S. Dupont Avenue Ontario, CA 91761 (909) 975-4301 Riders will depart on the first leg of the route with motorcycle escorts from the California Highway Patrol.