BABYLON, NY— The Maurer Foundation hosted their fifth Annual Motorcycle Ride on Long Island on Saturday, September 29th. More than 70 bikes revved up at the Oak Beach Inn (OBI) and enjoyed a scenic ride to The Maples in Manorville, NY. This year’s event drew more bikers than ever before, raising over $6,000 for breast health education.

“It was a picture perfect day for a motorcycle ride. As a board member of such a great organization, I was proud to be one of the event sponsors,” stated Donald Gelestino, President and CEO of Champion Elevator. Co-Event sponsor, Bob Herber, President and CEO of Herber Plumbing added, “It is inspiring to see so many bikers support a cause that impacts so many of us right here on Long Island. It was my honor to be an integral part of the event for the second year in a row.”

The event was also supported by additional sponsors, Omega Industries and the Sarisky Triplets. Bikers donated $25 each in support of The Maurer Foundation’s breast health education programs, which are presented to high schools, colleges, and community groups throughout Long Island. The education programs share practical tips on reducing breast cancer risk, including nutrition and exercise, and instruction on early detection techniques. Non-riders were also able to support the cause by meeting up at The Maples in Manorville where they welcomed the bikers, enjoyed raffles, great food and listened to live music.


About The Maurer Foundation

The Maurer Foundation presents free educational programs to high schools and community groups throughout Long Island. The workshops focus on breast cancer prevention, including reducing risk factors by adopting healthy diet and exercise routines. Attendees also learn about the crucial step of early detection, including how to conduct breast self-exams. For more information, visit or call 631.524.5151.

Press Contact

Debbie Goldman, Development Manager, Maurer Foundation