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Ride Out of the Darkness – Suicide Awareness Motorcycle Ride
September 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Riding in memory of those we have lost to suicide or those who struggle within. Our mission is to bring awareness to suicide to all.
About this event
Love Surrounds You Memorial Fund is partnering with Lakeland Harley Davidson, Wretched Few VMC for “22 TO NONE”, and Revolution Riders to raise awareness and money for veteran’s nonprofit “22 TO NONE” and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention by unifying all MC’s and riders from all over for the same common purpose.
We are riding in memory of those we have lost to suicide or those who struggle within. Our mission is to bring awareness to suicide and mental health in our community. This ride is about them and to help others, so we do not have to ride for them. This will be an escorted ride.
FREE EVENT T-SHIRT for Pre-Registration by August 20th. Remember your registration money is a donation towards the awareness cause, even if you end up not being able to attend. We understand many wait last minute on attending, but we hope most will pre-register to assist us with donations for the cause and final planning.
Ride Starts at: 7315 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810 (Revolution Church Parking Lot)
Ride Ends at: 4202 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805 (Lakeland Harley Davidson)
Pre-Registration: Event Bright Website
• $20 per rider
• $25 for rider and passenger
Late Registration: 8:30am to 9:30am at 7315 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
• Day of event: $25 per rider and $30 for rider and passenger
Speaker: 9:45am – Blessing of the bikes: 7315 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
KSU: 10:00am – Escorted ride: 7315 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
Cookout at Lakeland Harley Davidson: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
• Raffles and Vendors
Accepting raffle item donations as well. We will give you a card on the raffle for who donated the item and a social media shoutout!!!
Love Surrounds You Memorial Fund: Website: lovesurroundsyou.org – The Love Surrounds You-Out of the Darkness Fund is established as a division of CHARITYSMITH: National Society of Memorial Funds, a 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN: 87-0636433. All donations and tickets are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax laws. All donations and tickets purchases will also come with a receipt for records.
About the non-profit organizations for the 50/50 donations:
1. Our History: The WRETCHED FEW is nonprofit 501-C-19 (veterans organization) that was originally formed 19 July 2018 when 4 members came together one evening with an idea. The idea was to have a military type organization to combat the 22, and bring together members that ride in a safe, neutral organization that flies independently to achieve the WF goals. Our Mission: The Wretched Few (WF) VMC conducts operations to combat Veteran suicide “22 TO NONE “, assist Veteran’s integration into civilian life following their service, to improve the lives of Veterans through a labor force, and assist homeless Veterans in establishing better lives. The Wretched Few members have taken classes to learn the warning signs of suicide and provide a Suicide hotline, professional counselors and serve the vets that struggle. They believe 1 an hour is too much. #22TONONE https://wretchedfewvmc.com/ Find them on Facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/TheWretchedFewVMC/
2. Our History: American Foundation of Suicide Prevention of Central Florida. We will be raising money to educate about a program called: Talk Saves Lives. Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Website: https://afsp.org/chapter/central-florida. Any Questions for AFSP: Tara Larsen – Central and Southern Florida Area Director – firstname.lastname@example.org- (407) 415-8757.