ATLANTA - Start your engines! After the thrilling success of last year's inaugural event, Grady Health Foundation is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Rock-N-Ride, scheduled for June 23, 2012. More than just an unforgettable ride through Atlanta and an electrifying music festival, the event benefits the Grady Health Foundation and the Gold Shield Foundation of Metro-Atlanta.
The Ride: The motorcycle ride will begin at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson in Roswell and will finish outside the infamous Hard Rock Cafe on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. Registration is now available at http://www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/good-causes/rock-n-ride/individual-sponsorship/. Entry starts as low as $40 and includes a pre-ride party at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson, a commemorative ride pin and t-shirt, along with parking at the festival. Proceeds go towards both causes.
The Rock: Peachtree Street (between Harris Street and Ellis Street) will close down for an afternoon of festivities and live music with a line-up of performers rocking out on two stages*. Other happenings include mouthwatering food and drink vendors, an artist market with one-of-a-kind pieces and a boot drive, all in the name of two great foundations. Participating in the motorcycle ride is NOT required to enter. The music festival portion of Rock-N-Ride is free and open to the public, and a small donation at the boot drive on-site is appreciated. Every gift makes a difference.
The Reason: Grady Health Foundation raises funds for state-of-the-art medical equipment, facilities and programs for Grady Hospital and its nationally acclaimed emergency room. Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Grady Hospital depends on contributions to advance the work of physicians and the services they provide. Going hand-in-hand with emergency services, Gold Shield Foundation of Metro Atlanta is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. Tragedy is unpredictable, but through generosity and support, we can continue to ensure that the best quality care is available when it is needed the most.
The 2012 Annual Rock-N-Ride is sponsored by the Hard Rock Cafe, 97.1FM The River, Southland's Full Throttle Magazine, Killer Creek Harley-Davidson and Q&A Events. For more information on vendor opportunities, becoming a sponsor, registering for the ride or donating to the event, please visit: www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/good-causes/rock-n-ride/.
*The music line-up has not been announced yet. Please stay tuned for details soon!
About Grady Health Foundation:
Founded in 1993, Grady Health Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 public charity that was formed to encourage corporations, foundations, and individual citizens to invest in the continued health and well-being of Atlanta through this vital public resource. Continuing in the spirit of its founders and leading the health system's first major Capital Campaign, Grady Health Foundation was charged in 2008 with updating and re-engaging the community to support the metro-region's premier Level I Trauma Center and the southeast's largest public hospital. In alignment with Grady's primary mission of caring for those traditionally without health coverage, the hospital was able to give $227 million in uncompensated care to those in need in 2011.