As Christmas gets closer, our Adopt-a-Family program is in full swing, and we still have some families that need to be adopted. We are continuing to receive the names of families in our biker community who are struggling, injured riders who are still recovering, or families of riders who have passed that are grieving. There are veterans and families that are without work that won’t be able to put Christmas under the tree without assistance from our Adopt-a-Family program. [Read more…] about Still Time to Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays
On August 13, 2018, our Colorado community watched a missing person’s story on Shannan, Bella and Celeste quickly convert to nationwide news that husband Chris Watts admitted to killing his entire family, including their unborn child, Niko. [Read more…] about Watts Memorial Poker Run
By: Susan Dane
On August 26, the 8th Annual CAF Poker Run will be held as a fundraiser for The Denver Hospice.
Christopher’s Angels Fund (CAF) was founded by Bob and Donna Johnson in memory of their son. Christopher died in the care of The Denver Hospice when he was two years old. The Johnsons struggled financially during Christopher’s illness and struggled to find resources to help. They hoped that by creating this fund, they could ease the financial stress on other families coping with terminal illness.
Family assistance grants from Christopher’s Angels Fund can be requested for non-medical needs like food, mortgage/rent payments, home and auto repairs, special occasions, outings and celebrations, travel expenses, summer camps and other activity fees for children. It can also cover funeral/memorial service costs and direct care expenses not covered by insurance.
Christopher’s Angels Fund truly makes a difference in the lives of families serviced by The Denver Hospice. As families reach the end of a long battle with a terminal illness, their financial resources are often depleted. Many hospice families find themselves dealing not only with the stress of illness, but also coping with being stretched beyond their limits, trying to fit work and other responsibilities into a physically and emotionally demanding experience.
Because everyone who helps with the CAF Poker Run does so in a volunteer capacity, 100% of the funds raised go into the Fund to help the families in need. Check out the Facebook Event Page (8th Annual CAF Poker Run) for more info. The Poker Run starts/ends at In the Zone with registration beginning at 9:00 am.
Motorcycle Depot is a Mom-and-Pop family owned dealership in Aurora, CO that has been in business for over 10 years. Adam Levy (owner) started working in a motorcycle shop at 16 and has been working on motorcycles ever since. He says his mission is ‘for everyone to have a good experience’ and his favorite part about owning the business is the people. Motorcycle Depot has a selection of motorcycles, dirt- bike apparel, accessories, helmets, tires, parts, and motorcycle repair and servicing. More information is available on their website at www. shopmotorcycledepot.com.
Adam was originally in law enforcement and started the annual Ride and Rally charity event at Motorcycle Depot to support the local Police. The event has evolved to help specific individuals going through a difficult time, rather than a large agency. Past events have gone to support funeral services for Officer’s families, Officer’s paralyzed in the line of duty, and Officers fighting cancer. This year Motorcycle Depot is supporting the daughter of an Aurora Police Officer, Officer Shane Ellison, fighting her second battle with cancer. At just 4 years of age, Officer Ellison’s daughter Tayler was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and against all odds, survived to grow into a lovely young woman. But now, at just 13 years old, Tayler has developed a new aggressive cancer, an unfortunate side effect of her previous therapy. The Ellison family thought they had faced the worst that could happen to Tayler but are now facing another uphill battle against cancer. During Tayler’s first cancer, the Ellison’s kept things going with very little help. But this time, we aren’t going to let that happen.
Join us at our 10th Annual Ride and Rally, Saturday July 21st at Motorcycle Depot, 600 Telluride St, Aurora CO. There will be a police escorted ride, with a chance to win a pair of Dunlop tires with install!! The event can hold 300 people for the ride. Pre-register at Motorcycle Depot to reserve your preferred spot, but registration is available the day of the event. You can call 720- 277-3583 or stop the shop to pre-register. There will be food trucks, a jumping castle, vendors, and prizes! Additional vendors and food trucks are welcome and wanted! Everything you need to have an amazing ride for an amazing cause. Visit Motorcycle Depot’s Facebook page for more information. Let’s show Officer Ellison, Tayler, and their family we are there to support them!
“The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!….” [Read more…] about 3rd Annual Tigger Bounce
By: Susan “Bubbles” Udero
On March 18, 2018, Ramon Sepulveda was out riding with friends, and it was a beautiful Colorado day. Then, in the blink of an eye, a car pulled out in front of him. Ramon woke up in the hospital, and his world would be forever changed. Ramon lost his right arm and his left arm was shattered. Ramon’s positive spirit, given the challenges he is facing, is nothing short of miracle. His love for life and the hope that he will ride again are a testament to the spirit of a motorcycle rider … no matter what you ride. [Read more…] about Ramon Sepulveda Fundraiser