Ride for the Heart
The Ride for the
Heart Foundation would like
to take this opportunity to thank its riders and volunteers for the tremendous
amount of support that they have given us over the last six years. Thanks to
those efforts, we have been able to raise and donate in excess of $240,000. It
is very rare to get the opportunity to work for a worthy cause, meet the
greatest group of people in the world, all while having so much fun doing it. We
look at each our riders and volunteers as our extended family.
We are certain you know that the goal of the Ride for the Heart Foundation has
always been to raise money for worthwhile heart-related charities while raising
awareness about cardiovascular disease. Reaching our goals has happened through
rider registrations, donations and having you, the rider, participate in our
events. This past year (2009) resulted in the lowest rider registration and
donation levels since our inception in 2004, which made it very difficult for us
to achieve our annual fundraising goals.
During our recent annual planning session we looked forward to scheduling our
2010 events, but we were forced to consider the realities of a struggling US
economy and the refocusing of what our riders felt were important to them. With
all of this in mind, the Directors of the Ride for the Heart Foundation have
decided to make 2010 the year that the team will re-group and plan for its
future. Because of that, we are not announcing any new events at this time.
Our future goals include continuing to do what we do best; staging well
organized motorcycle events and supporting a variety of different charities. In
other words we are not going away; we are simply taking some time to better plan
for the future. We will accomplish this by changing the way we put on our events
and how we partner with our sponsors, supporters and charities.
Our team will be making announcements in the future that will outline how and
when we will stage our next events. We know you are anxious to hear from us;
please stay tuned for updates and to learn when we will ride together again.
Thank you for your years of generous support.
The Ride for the Heart Team
Ride for the Heart Foundation
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