The second annual motorcycle rally event, held recently, for Heroin Opioid Prevention Education, featured a motorcycle ride, music and a lunch. LEFT: Event organizer Donna Jacobsen has a photo taken with her daughter Lindsay Jacobsen.press PHOTOS by sheri bayne
ABOVE: Joe Starace is among the featured speakers. “I speak to others about my past in hopes to help others by sharing my own experience,” Starace said.
RIGHT: According to organizers, approximately 100 riders participate in the road rally. The rally started and ended at Alburtis Park.
Chuck Deprill, father of Corey Deprill who died in 2011, speaks at the event. Other speakers included Lisa Wolff, of the Center for Humanistic Change and Chris Greb, of Macungie Ambulance Corps.
Alison Loyko holds a sign for a display of a teen’s bedroom presented by the Center for Humanistic Change. The bedroom simulates a bedroom where drugs are hidden to raise awareness among parents about what to look for when they suspect their child may be using drugs.
Motorcyclists ride to benefit the Center for Humanistic Change, Allentown.
Motorcycle enthusiasts rally to battle addiction
Alburtis Park and Alburtis Fire Company recently hosted the second annual Wheels for H.O.P.E. event. It was a motorcycle event geared toward aiding in the recovery of those addicted to heroin and opiates. H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Heroin Opioid Prevention Education.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Center for Humanistic Change, Allentown.
The event included a road rally, guest speakers, vendors, a catered lunch, presentations and performances by the Chelsea Lyn Meyer band, Girl Crue, Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, Kristen Morgenstern, Werner and Julia Sommer and James Supra.