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CHARITY FUNDRAISER: Ride to Stop Suicide Poker Run Richmond, VA

DATE/TIME
Date(s) - Sat, 09/23/2017
8:00 am-2:00 pm EDT

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CapitalAle House Midlothian
13831 Village Place Dr , Midlothian, VA, 23114

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poker run ride to fight suicide
Ride to Stop Suicide will be Sat, Sept 23!

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Who: The Regulators Chapter of the Pipe Hitters Union Motorcycle Club is proud to host the ‘Ride to Stop Suicide on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to benefit Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health.

The Ride: The motorcycle ride is roughly 75-miles and incorporates several stops within the local area. It will start and end at Capital Ale House in Midlothian.

The Time: Walk up registration will start at 8am with rides going out between 9-10:30am. All rides must be in by 2:30pm. Prizes will be given for best and worst hand along with door and raffle prizes.

I don’t have a motorcycle: Just come join us at Capital Ale House, 13831 Village Place Dr, Midlothian, VA 23114 between noon and 2pm! FYI. Licking Hole Creek will be having an ALL DAY (10am-6pm) event at their brewery.

The Cause: Recently, our community has suffered multiple youth suicides. To curb this alarming trend, proceeds of this fundraiser will go to Beacon Tree Foundation, an organization that advocates for youth up to age 21 who struggle with mental illness, suicidal thoughts and co-occurring addiction disorders. Early intervention has shown to benefit children and help them learn to manage their illness, avoid completed suicide and lead productive lives.

Children of veterans do suffer a higher risk of suicide than civilian populations of the same age. It’s important that we talk openly about suicide as studies have shown that it does not “give someone the idea” but instead encourages those suffering to seek help.

See Beacon Tree programs here.

What is a Poker Run?

poker run is an organized event where participants riding motorcycles must visit checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Or the worst! Prizes will be given for best and worst hand along with door and raffle prizes.

What is The Pipe Hitters Union Motorcycle Club?

Bob Frick, President, Pipe Hitters Union Motorcycle Club, Regulators Chapter

It is an international brotherhood of like-minded men, who are passionate motorcycle enthusiasts, love their country and want to support community causes.

Nationally, the Club raised over $100,000 last year for multiple nonprofits that support wounded veterans, veteran suicide awareness, the homeless, domestic violence programs and members of our communities who have fallen on hard times as a result of unexpected death or illness.

Ninety percent of the membership is comprised of veterans, Department of Defense security contractors and first responders.

All branches of the Armed Services are represented within the ranks of our Club. Many of our members are currently serving their communities as police officers, sheriff’s deputies and fire fighters.

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Want to sponsor?

What we need from you is monetary sponsorship or products for door prizes or silent auction items. In addition to the reward of giving to worthy cause, you get to advertise your business with our marketing campaigns via social media, print flyer distribution and other available outlets. Deadline to be on the T-shirts is 9/1/15.

Platinum Sponsor – $1,000-$5000 donation –grand size logo on back of event T-shirt that all participants receive, opportunity to include any items/literature in the participants’ entry bags, logo on event flyer, two free ride entries to the event.

Gold Sponsor – $500-$999 donation – large logo on back of event T-shirt, opportunity to include any items/literature in the participants’ entry bags, one free ride entry to the event.

Silver Sponsor – $250-$500 donation – medium logo on back of event T-shirt, opportunity to include any items/literature in the participants’ entry bags.

Bronze Sponsor – $100-$250 donation – name `listed on back of event T-shirt, opportunity to include any items/literature in the participants’ entry bags.

Door Prizes – donate a gift card, merchandise or certificates.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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