HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Motorcyclists rally for MDA

By Jennifer Kingsley , Elmira Star-Gazette

1326 days ago   Article ID# 629951
Original URL

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

ELMIRA, NEW YORK (Elmira Star-Gazette) - Hundreds turn out for ride through Tiers, chicken barbecue.

Rosalie Krauss-Shepherd was at the American Legion Post 443 along Lake Street on Monday morning, Labor Day, for the fifth annual MDA Ride 4 a Cure, but she wasn't about to get on a bike unless organizers could raise at least $1 more than last year's $8,000 tally.

Krauss-Shepherd is "scared to death" of motorcycles, she said, but promised her son, Kent "Archie" Krauss, of Elmira; and her grandson, Kent Thomas Krauss, 11, that she would do it.

"If we reach that goal, I'll get on the back of a bike," Krauss-Shepherd said.

Kent "Archie" Krauss, who first organized the event five years ago when his young son was first diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, said nearly 200 bikers signed up for Monday's event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"It gets bigger and better every year," the elder Kent Krauss said. "We've tripled our size during the last three years."

"These bikers do a darn good job for us," said Joann Andrews, who helps coordinate the event through the legion post's auxiliary.

"It's a good thing to do whether you know someone with muscular dystrophy or you don't," said rider KolleenBerbary, of Elmira. "It's a great way to get the community involved."

The younger Kent Krauss, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spent the morning at the legion post with his grandmother while bikers poured in from across the Twin Tiers.

As riders made the 100-mile journey down through Pennsylvania's Bradford and Tioga counties and back to Elmira, a chicken barbecue was happening outside the legion post. That's where Krauss-Shepherd hoped to raise extra cash for the event.

By Monday evening, Krauss-Shepherd still hadn't been on the back of bike as donations were still being counted.

"Kids belong on bicycles, not in wheelchairs," Krauss-Shepherd said.

Copyright 2014 Elmira Star-Gazette   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1326 days ago   Article ID# 629951

Muscular Dystrophy Association    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Muscular Dystrophy Association News

Firefighters raising Funds for MDA

379 days ago From Waxahachie Daily Light 

WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS - The Waxahachie Firefighters Association will be working to =93Fill the Boot=94 to help children who are battling Muscular Dystrophy. Crews will be working on April 25, 26, and 27 at the intersections of Main Street and Elm, Marvin and Ferris and Indi ...

Jiffy Lube® Raises More than $1.1 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

562 days ago From Equities.com 

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - HOUSTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to generous support from customers, Jiffy Lube International, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Muscle Up(SM) campaign raised more than $1,150,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in its fir ...

Redlands girl helping out Muscular Dystrophy Association

616 days ago From Redlands Daily Facts 

REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA - Abbey Umali of Redlands who is living with a form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, is partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Jiffy Lube to help raise funds for those living with muscular dystrophy. ((John Valenzuela/Staff ...

Firefighters Collect Record Amount During 'Fill the Boot' Campaign

644 days ago From Patch.com 

GREENFIELD, WISCONSIN - Print. Comment. =E2=80=B9 Back to Article. new Video_thumb. Embed | Share. Greenfield firefighters collect money on 76th Street and Layton Avenue as part of their Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on July 11, 2012. context ...

Creekview gives back

647 days ago From Cherokee Tribune 

MARIETTA, GEORGIA - Creekview gives back - CANTON =97 Creekview High School's Beta Club did more than simply sell shamrocks to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association this year. The money raised gave three children the opportunity to attend MDA's Walk ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record

Action: Climate Change

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on ...

Guinean, Kenyan Charged With Ivory With Possession

Action: Wildlife Conservation

A Guinean man and his Kenyan accomplice arrested last week in possession of 133 ivory pieces worth 78 million shillings ($895 ...

'Better late than never,' Myanmar bans timber exports to save remaining forests

Action: Stop Deforestation

Myanmar contains some of Asia's largest forests, but has been losing them at a rapid pace during the last two decades as logg ...

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes

Action: Stop Pollution

Airplanes are a fast and convenient way to travel, but they also produce large and growing amounts of greenhouse pollution. S ...

WA proposed shark cull extension to be assessed

Action: Save Our Oceans

Western Australia’s bid to extend its controversial shark-cull programme of catching, destroying and dumping sharks of more t ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.