AKRON, Ohio — Rubber City Harley-Davidson and its Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) chapter held its eighth annual Bikers for Boobs poker run Aug. 20 to raise funds for Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center.
A total of 1,125 riders participated in the event. This year’s ride was dedicated to Sandy Hanawalt, one of the event’s four founders, who passed away in December 2016 of esophageal cancer.
The event featured food, live music, merchandise for sale and an organized ride for motorcyclists with checkpoints where each participant drew a playing card.
The goal of the poker run was to have the best poker hand at the conclusion of the run while raising funds for Stewart’s Caring Place. All proceeds from the event were donated to the nonprofit organization.
The local H.O.G. chapter will present a check to Jeanine Marks and other board members from Stewart’s Caring Place during its meeting on Sept. 11 at Rubber City Harley-Davidson.
“The final numbers are not in yet, but it is going to be a record-breaking check from our H.O.G. chapter,” Amy Hunting, Rubber City H.O.G. Bikers for Boobs committee member, said in a news release. “We love knowing that these funds will help clients of Stewart’s Caring Place and stay right here in our local community.”
Stewart’s Caring Place began as a grassroots effort led by family and friends of Stewart Surloff, a popular Akron podiatrist and longtime member of the American Diabetes Association’s Akron-area board, who died of cancer in 2001.
Surloff shared the struggles and triumphs of his cancer experience throughout this life. Stewart’s Caring Place carries on his legacy through free support services to individuals with cancer and their families.
Visit stewartscaringplace.org to learn more.
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