11th Annual Trucking for Hospice

HUNDREDS OF BIKERS “REV” UP FOR HOSPICE 11th Annual Truckin’ for Hospice Event is July 21

WHAT: Hundreds of motorcycles will ride through the Sierra foothills on a 100-mile poker run and rally to benefit Modesto-based Community Hospice and Stockton-based Hospice of San Joaquin. This 11th annual event is organized by the San Joaquin Unit of the California Trucking Association with all proceeds supporting terminally ill patients and their families in the Central Valley.

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2012 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Two starting points: Stockton—Interstate Truck Center, 825 Navy Drive Turlock—Interstate Truck Center, 5837 Golden State Blvd.

Concludes at Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto

REGISTER: Registration fee of $30, $35 after July 16, per person includes commemorative T-shirt, poker hand, refreshments along the route and lunch in Modesto. To register or for more information please visit www.truckinforhospice.org or call Mark Wells at (209) 922-0216.

DETAILS: Truckin’ for Hospice originated in 2002 to enable the trucking industry to raise money in support of hospice services in the Central Valley. Many of the sponsors and riders have had firsthand experience with hospice caring for their loved ones.

VISUALS: Over 800 bikers riding through the Sierra foothills in support of hospice services in the Central Valley. Event concludes at Community Hospice with a barbecue, music and raffle.

MEDIA CONTACT: Christine Ramsey (209) 578-6301 christine.ramsey@hospiceheart.org

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.