YONKERS, N.Y. -- Members of the Yonkers Fire Department and Road Kings of NY will host the April 24 8th annual Hogs4Hope: Falls to River Run to benefit The Ronald McDonald House.
Registration for riders and passengers will be at 9 a.m. at Croton Gorge Park, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., with kickstands raising at 11 a.m.
The riders will be escorted by the Yonkers Police Department, and joined by officers from surrounding areas.
The route is a scenic 25-mile ride through Westchester County to JFK Marina & Park, the final destination.
A family-friendly festival, open to all surrounding communities, will include a pig roast, live music, vendors, raffles, prizes and activities for children of all ages.
Over $100,000 has been raised throughout the history of this initiative, to help Ronald McDonald House in providing support for pediatric cancer patients and their families as well as the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation.
The Ronald McDonald House on East 73rd St. in New York, N.Y., provides a temporary “home away from home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation was established to address the need for information and newborn screening with respect to Adrenoleukodystrophy.
“A member of our Yonkers Fire Department family was faced with pediatric cancer and benefitted greatly from the services of the Ronald McDonald House,” recalls Ken Geiger, organizer of Hogs4Hope.
“We watched this organization change the lives of this family and as a result is a charity that has been close to the hearts of the members of the Yonkers Fire Department for 20 years."
Croton Gorge Park is located at 451 Yorktown Road, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
The ride will finish at noon at the park, Warburton Avenue at John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive.
The cost for riders is $25, for passengers, $20.
Participants can register or donate to this event at http://www.rmh-newyork.org/events/hogs-for-hope .
Admission to the JFK Marina is $25 and can be paid upon entering. The rain date for this event is May 1.