Charity motorcycle ride for blind children in city Saturday
Category: NL Motorcycle Events
Published on Friday, 14 August 2009 05:29
Written by JAMIE BENNETT
The Military Police Fund for Blind Children’s National Motorcycle Relay will be making a stop in the city Saturday.
The run will be kicking off in St. John’s Saturday morning and will eventually see hundreds of riders make the trek across the country to Comox, B.C. with the hope of raising $1 million for blind children.
Along for the ride will be the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, a group of retired or serving RCMP officers.
Corner Brook native Gerry White will be one of three Blue Angels making the trek across the country for what he said is a very deserving cause.
“Blindness hits children in a lower economic strata, as a general rule,” White told The Western Star. “While your MCP, MSI or OHIP covers the basic needs for blind children like glasses, optical gear and white canes, all the specialized equipment they need like computers that speak to them and special braille copiers aren’t covered.” To read the rest of the article: http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=277747&sc=23