This year’s Sherbrooke Village Rally That Gives is expanding its support to two additional cancer resource organizations.
The popular motorcycle rally, Aug. 23, will continue to support the Lodge That Gives in Halifax, and will now contribute to Cathy’s Place Resource Room in Antigonish and the Convent of the Holy Redeemer in Sydney.
“It is truly amazing what a dedicated core of volunteers can accomplish by working together with their community, no matter how small,” said George Brothers, rally chair. “The rally has been able to support the Lodge That Gives and its Daffodil Place campaign to the tune of over $35,000 in the last six years.”
Cathy’s Place Resource Room is administered by the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.
“Becoming a beneficiary of the Rally That Gives will allow us to help more patients to better cope with their condition,” said Sadie Benoit, foundation executive director.
This year’s rally includes a free opening night concert, cruise and poker run, field games, show and shine, and music.
“The team at Sherbrooke Village has strong ties to their community, and it shows,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “The Rally That Gives is an excellent opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy the site, and the proceeds go to an excellent cause.”
Another component of the fundraising will be a motorcycle ride around the track at Riverside International Speedway, near Antigonish, on Aug. 16, during the NASCAR Canadian Tire weekend. This will be the fifth year that Riverside has supported the rally.
For more information, or to register for the Rally That Gives, go to http://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca or call 1-888-743-7845.
Sherbrooke Village, located in Guysborough County, is part of the Nova Scotia Museum.