2nd annual Ride For Ronnie raises $50,000 for Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

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Some 300 motorcyclists and their passengers participated in the 20 mile Ride for Ronnie from Harley Davidson in Glendale to Los Encinos Park in Encino on May 22. (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

Official press release:

The 2nd Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, held on Sunday, May 22nd, raised $50,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). Some 1,000 people participated in the day’s events, including 300 motorcycle riders who made their way from Harley Davidson in Glendale to an afternoon of live entertainment at Los Encinos Park in Encino, California.

Wendy Dio, President/Co-Founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, states:

“It was such a fun day, riding, listening to great bands, and feeling the love and support from everyone. Thank you to everyone for your constant outpouring of generous support in Ronnie’s honor – he must be smiling down on us.”

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Emilio Rivera (“Marcus Alvarez” on the Sons of Anarchy) and rocker Lita Ford prepare for the Ride. (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

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From left: Sons of Anarchy cast members Michael Beach (“Taddarius Orwell ‘T.O.’ Cross”) and Sean McNabb (“Tacoma-VP”) along with musician Gilby Clarke (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

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From left: Michael Beach, Sean McNabb, Wendy Dio, Emilio Rivera (Photo by Sharon Weisz)

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Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio and co-founder of the Dio Cancer Fund, (left) and Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Dr. Sandy Kapoor (right) present a check for $25,000 to Dr. David Wong of UCLA for his research on a saliva test for the early detection of cancer.
(Photo by Gene Kirkland)

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From left: Dr. Sandy Kapoor, Dr. David Wong, Wendy Dio (Photo by Craig Newman)

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Dio Disciples on stage at Los Encinos Park during 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie Concert
(Photo by Craig Newman)

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Lita Ford and her band sign autographs during a Meet and Greet. (Photo by John Harrell)

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Some 1000 people attended the 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie which culminated with a concert at Los Encinos Park. (Photo by Craig Newman)

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Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley Davidson of Glendale, with Wendy Dio. (Photo by Sharon Weisz)