Aurora, July 17, 2021 – As the world returns to “normal”, some of Denver’s finest officers continue to struggle with cancer, the disease that marches relentlessly on no matter what else is happening in the world. This year’s event is even more critical as we seek to support three Denver Officers who are all facing different cancers but with the same effects on their health, families, and careers.
- Ofc. Sal Jaramillo- Ofc. Sal Jaramillo is a Desert Storm veteran and long-time DPD member (26 years!). He is an avid motorcyclist supported by his wife Lucia and five grandchildren. Recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, he faces chemotherapy 6 times per month and will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant this summer.
- Sgt. Lawrence Graham- Sgt. Lawrence Graham is a Gulf War veteran and has been with DPD for almost 25 years. Sgt. Graham, his wife, and two teenage sons (and a Pug and an English Bulldog) have been faced with a diagnosis of incurable Stage 4 Lung Cancer. As a non-smoker, he has been hit with a life-altering illness he never would have expected. Due to the extensive spread of his cancer, he is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy to try and give him as much time as possible.
- Ofc. Georgia Cameron- Ofc. Georgia Cameron is a newer member of the DPD family with 4 years on the force. She is an avid animal lover and founded an animal rescue before her work with DPD, saving over 8,000 animals! Officer Cameron is a single mom to an 8 yo daughter and twin 5 yo boys. Diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer, she is undergoing chemotherapy and faces extensive surgery this fall.
The 13th Annual Ride, Rally & Show is hosted by Motorcycle Depot in partnership with Mile High Harley Davidson and Colorado Motorcycle Expo. The Ride, Rally & Show will take place on Saturday, July 17th, 8 am-3 pm at Motorcycle Depot, located at 16404 E 2nd Ave in Aurora, Colorado.
Motorcycle Depot is a family-owned and operated full-service motorcycle dealership that has been in business for more than 13 years. Owner Adam Levy has a history in law enforcement and started the Ride, Rally & Show event to support local police officers. Past events have supported individual officers and their families, including funeral services, paralyzed officers, and support for officers with life-threatening illnesses. This year’s Ride, Rally & Show will benefit the three dedicated officers above. All proceeds go directly to the officers to support the officers and their medical expenses.
Motorcycle Depot’s 13th Annual Ride, Rally & Show will kick off with a pancake breakfast followed by two police-escorted motorcycle rides at 9:30, and 11 am. The ride is great for new or experienced riders and will give participants a VIP Tour of Aurora and the surrounding areas. There will be lunch cooked up by the Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) following the rides. Enjoy some food while you visit the Vendor Village, listen to music, let your kids enjoy the jumping castle, and you bid at the Silent Auction.
Adam Levy, owner of Motorcycle Depot, wants everyone to know, “As a family-owned small business supported by Aurora and the surrounding communities, this is our opportunity to give back. What better way to do that than to support our local police officers. This is a family-friendly event, and we invite all motorcycle and non-motorcycle members of the community to come out for some fun, food, and relaxation.”
For additional information about this event, go to: www.facebook.com/motorcycledepot