More than 2,000 bikers took part in Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider’s 11th annual Ride to Fight Hunger in Lido Beach.
Snider says he expects to raise more than $100,000 for Long Island Cares.
“When I found out that more than 10 percent of Long Islanders need help putting food on the table, that like blew all of our minds,” Snider says, “In our own backyard, there’s people hungry?”
Dee Snider has previously raised millions for March of Dimes on his Bikers for Babies ride.
Said Dee on his website, Deesnidersride.com, “In looking for a cause to back, I discovered Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Foundation. They have not only been working to feed the hungry on Long Island for more than 30 years, but they really stepped up and went beyond their original mission statement to help Long Islanders so desperately in need after the super storm. While I had heard of the foundation, I really knew little about what they did, but have now learned the truth about this incredible organization founded by he late music legend, Harry Chapin. 11% of all Long Islanders are in need of assistance finding food to eat, and LI Cares does their damnedest to feed them all!
This September 8th will be my 11th annual ride and “Dee Snider’s Ride to Fight Hunger on Long Island” will benefit LI Cares. My committee and I couldn’t be happier and we hope you will ride with us for this very important cause. I am fortunate to have never personally experienced true hunger in my entire life. I can only imagine how terrible it must be. In this land of plenty we live in, there is no reason even one person should go without, and with your help, LI Cares aims to make Harry Chapin’s dream a reality and see that every mouth is fed”.
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