10.5.13 – Ride for Our Heroes

imagesFrom my email…

I hope this finds you well.  The Ride for Our Heroes is back!  The Ride is scheduled for October 5th with starting locations in Londonderry, NH and Salisbury, MA.  The Ride will conclude at Manchester Harley-Davidson in Manchester, NH.  Once again, we ask for your help in making this event a great success.  We need volunteers to help staff the 2 starting locations as well as the finish.

Londonderry, NH:

Volunteers needed onsite from 7:30am – 10:30am.  Volunteers will help with registration of riders

Salisbury, MA:

Volunteers needed onsite from 7:30am – 10:30am.  Volunteers will help with registration of riders

Manchester, NH:

Volunteers needed onsite from 10:30am – 4pm.  Volunteers will help with set-up, execution and breakdown of the after party including selling merchandise.

Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering on October 5th and what location you prefer.  Thank you.

Best,
Paula

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Paula Goldfarb | Associate Director of Development Signature Programs
Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Mass General Development Office
165 Cambridge St., Ste. 600 | Boston, MA 02114
office 617.726.8373 | fax 617.726.7661
[email protected]

The Home Base Program is honored to be part of CFC giving.  Please help our mission and donate to Home Base (CFC #12288)

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