Saturday, Aug 09, 2014
The HackensackUMC Foundation held its 14th Annual Charity Run and Motorcycle Raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Emergency & Trauma Center at HackensackUMC.
Hundreds of bikers filled the Izod Center’s parking lot early Saturday morning to kick off the 14th annual Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation motorcycle run. Riders paid $35 to participate, and tickets for a raffle for 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide with a retail value of $22,444 were $100 each.
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino led the bikers on his Harley-Davidson Trike motorcycle on the route from the Izod Center in East Rutherford and down the Palisades Parkway. Saudino is a member of the Carlstadt-based Nam Knights Motorcycle Club.The route was planned to include a trip over the George Washington Bridge but was changed at the last minute due to heavy traffic.
Joseph M. Sanzari, chairman of the HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees and co-sponsor of the event hosted a breakfast. Donations of $75 got riders 'Breakfast with Joe' catered by Personal Touch Caterers of Hackensack.
In 2013 the Charity Run brought in more than $500,000 for various hospital programs and initiatives.
The celebration will end Ross Dock and features food and live music with special guests: Earthgrinders, DJ Willie Wilson and DJ Bill Reeves.
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