BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 6th annual Bikers for Brooke Motorcycle Run & Family Fun event will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The event benefits The Brooke Healey Foundation, which exists in honor of 5-year-old Brooke Healey of New Providence, who, in 2013, lost an 8-month battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable, very aggressive brain tumor.
You do not have to ride to attend!
The event attracts hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts and families, and activities include a motorcycle ride and post-ride fun with local speakers, live music, food, car show, vendor village and lots of kid-friendly activities.
Registration for the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) sanctioned, escorted ride begins is from 9:00 – 10:30 am, at Mt. Carmel Society Field, 56 River Rd., Berkeley Heights NJ. Kickstands up at 10:45 and the ride goes through Union, Morris and Hunterdon counties. The first 50 riders get a free event t-shirt.
All are welcome to cheer on the riders as they rev up and hit the road. Encouragement along the route is also welcome and businesses along the way can show their community support by posting signs, for example.
The family fun begins at 12:00pm where participants eat, listen to music, shop and enjoy . Food is catered by Paolo’s Kitchen of New Providence with hot dogs from Chester Meat Market, music by Kinderhook. The day includes activities for all ages — face painting, sand art, bounce house, ice cream, dunk tank, local fire trucks, classic car show, Vendor Village, 50/50 and beer garden.
Bikers for Brooke Event Schedule
When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Event Location: Mt. Carmel Society Field
56 River Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Time: Run Registration 9 -10:30 am
Kickstands up: 10:45 am
Free breakfast refreshments provided.
Cost (Includes post-event food and fun): $20 per rider/per passenger
Family fun (All are welcome): 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
Cost: $20/person; $10/child under 11; $40/family includes 2 adults
DIPG Facts; The Brooke Healey Foundation’s Impact
All proceeds benefit the Brooke Healey Foundation, whose mission is to build awareness and raise funds for research in DIPG; to help families dealing with pediatric cancers, especially brain cancers and DIPG; to foster community relationships and promote involvement through scholarships awarded to civically active high school seniors.
DIPG only affects children, and there’s a 0% survival rate. In fact, pediatric brain tumors have a survival rate of less than 20%. Families facing DIPG have very few resources or options. Research in this area is greatly underfunded.
To date, the Foundation has donated $90,000 directly to families and $135,000 as a foundational partner of the DIPG Collaborative — a collection of foundations with the common interest of supporting research into DIPG. The Collaborative has funded nearly $8 million in research so far, and many experts believe that finding a cure for DIPG, will result in a “homerun cure” for all cancers.
If you cannot attend Bikers for Brooke, you can still support the Foundation and families in need by sending a check to: The Brooke Healey Foundation, PO Box 981, New Providence, NJ 07974; or via PayPal on brookehealey.com.
For more information on this and other upcoming events, and to read Brooke’s story visit: brookehealey.com