Bikers Against Bullies Ride to Benefit St. Luke’s Pediatrics

On June 24th, the loud rumbling from the north won’t warn of an impending thunderstorm. Instead it will signal an approaching wave of Bikers Against Bullies on Harleys en route to deliver proceeds from a charity motorcycle ride for St. Luke’s Pediatrics.

The Caring for Kids Ride will start in Parryville in Carbon County and conclude at the Silver Creek Athletic Association, where a family friendly celebration will be open to the public, pediatric patients and their families from 2:30-4pm

“The local Lehigh Valley Chapter of Bikers Against Bullies targets children in grades 1-6,” says Gino Russo, Pennsylvania liaison for Bikers Against Bullies. “We strive to teach children to accept differences amongst others.”

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Bikers Against Bullies holds a fundraiser each year to support a local cause.  Sponsors of the 2018 Caring for Kids Ride include, Heintzelman Funeral Home INC, Nam Knights Lehigh Valley Chapter, Cooper Mechanical, Karl Ehmer Meats, BVFHA Bethlehem, James J. Burke Esq, Home team Real Estate, Samina Wahhab, MD, Jess Kulp Cert Farrier, Foley Construction, Wood Naturally INC, D. Tinman Estate Services and Advanced Smile Design.

The post-ride event will host live entertainment, hot dogs and hamburgers, a moon bounce, Oogies Ice cream truck and kids activities. There will be a special guest appearance by 6-time Pro Bowler and Eagles Hall of Famer, David Akers.

The ride will conclude at Silver Creek Athletic Association at 2943 Route 212 Springtown, Pa. All guests not participating in the ride are asked to provide a donation; children 12 and under are free. 

To RSVP or for more information about the Caring for Kids Ride and celebration, please contact St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) option 4.

Media Contact:

Brenda Hageter, Media Relations, (484)-526-3051, Brenda.hageter@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 315 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is a major teaching hospital – the only one in the Greater Lehigh Valley.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 27 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 211 residents.  St. Luke’s is the only health care network in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  Repeatedly, including 2018, St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics).  St. Luke’s, utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system, is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.