RIDING FOR CHARITY
Bikers rolled into Lorain today for the 3rd annual Michaela Foisy Fund Poker Run. Pete Wiegand, the event organizer, said that the poker run raises money to assist families with medical needs.
“What it originally was started for was to assist a fellow firefighter’s family whose 1 year old daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The money we raised then went to help pay their parking fees at the Cleveland Clinic, for meals and other miscellaneous expenses that they would run into. Then when Michaela went into remission and the family no longer needed the money we kept it going for other families for the same purpose. We have received calls from all over the country requesting support for families in need. The fund has been dwindling a little so I am glad that the money from today will all go directly into the fund to strengthen it for future needs.”
Wiegand says that he gets a lot of support from his fellow Lorain Firefighters and from the community as well. Caruso Cabinets is a title sponsor who donated a mini chopper to be raffled off at today’s event. There are other events throughout the year to raise money but Wiegand, a biker himself, says that he will continue organizing the Poker Run.
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