OCEANSIDE, NY—Long Island breast cancer education non-profit The Maurer Foundation will host their third Annual Motorcycle Ride on Long Island on Saturday, August 27th. Sponsored by Utopia Home Care Inc. in partnership with East End Riders, the Foundation is currently accepting registrations for the event, which will cover nearly 100 miles of scenic riding.
Motorcycle riders are asked to provide a minimum $50 donation to participate, and are encouraged to raise additional funds in advance of the ride. All proceeds support The Maurer Foundation’s breast health education programs, which are presented to high school, college, 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.
“This is one of our favorite fundraisers every year,” said The Foundation’s Executive Director and Oceanside resident, Susan Samaroo. “Bikers in leather jackets may not look like the stereotypical breast cancer education supporters, but many of our participants have family members or friends who have been affected by breast cancer. They understand how important prevention and early detection really are, and want to make a difference. And, we have a lot of fun!”
Last year’s ride raised nearly $4,000 to support the Foundation’s programs. Many riders sported pink balloons, special T-shirts, or pink helmets to raise awareness as they toured nearly 100 miles, from Oceanside to seafood restaurant Billy’s by the Bay in Greenport.
This year’s ride will follow a similar route, and begins at 3264 Neptune Ave, Oceanside, NY. Check-in, with a light breakfast, begins at 9am, and riders will depart at 9:30am. In case of rain, the ride will take place at the same time on the following day, Sunday, August 28th.
Interested participants can register online, or contact the Foundation directly at 631.524.5151.