Riders from across the country are gearing up for the Love Ride, a motorcycle event that will fundraise for Wounded Warrior Project. The Love Ride Foundation, which has held the Love Ride annually for three decades, hosts a variety of celebrity bands and guests.
Since its creation in 1984, the Love Ride has raised more than $24 million. Proceeds have always gone towards charitable causes, such as muscular dystrophy and autism. This year, the event will help wounded veterans.
Love Ride this year will take guests on a 45-mile trip and host a concert featuring the Foo Fighters. Jay Leno will also attend. The event, hosted in Glendale, California on October 18th, will also have food trucks, stunt shows and drawings for motorcycle gear.
How Can Motorcycle Events Help Fundraise For Veterans?
Many veterans and active service members are also riders, and they need the support of their communities upon returning home. Wounded Warrior Project raises public awareness of injured veterans, many who have physical and emotional wounds. The organization also hosts programs to help wounded veterans enjoy recreational activities with each other. Solidarity among wounded veterans and having social support can help aide in their recovery.
As of July 1st, 2015, there have been 52,343 service members seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Additional estimates suggest more than 320,000 service members sustained traumatic brain injuries in recent conflicts.
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