Twisted Sister frontman and HOH host Dee Snider will once again lead hundreds of motorcyclists all in the name of charity. Dee’s annual ride is set for September 7 at Town of Hempstead Lido Beach Park. The event marks the 12th year of Dee’s ride, and the second to benefit Long Island Cares, the regional food bank and hunger assistance organization founded by the late Harry Chapin in 1980. Over 1,500 riders and guests participated Dee’s ride last year.
“There are more than 320,000 Long Islanders in need of emergency food and community support services because of reductions in critical programs like food stamps, unemployment and other safety net supports,” says Dee.
“I’ve seen the work of Long Island Cares first hand and know how important their services are for families, children, and others who rely upon the assistance of charitable organizations just to get by. We’re very fortunate that Harry Chapin had the vision to establish this great organization and food bank thirty-four years ago, and it has grown to meet the changing needs of our communities with some very creative programs like their satellite programs in Freeport and Lindenhurst, along with their mobile outreach units for our veterans, seniors, and the homeless.
I’m very proud to continue Harry Chapin’s great work and support Long Island Cares. I hope that many more people will join me on September 7th and fight hunger in our communities.”