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Hudson motorcycle ride helps kids with cancer

Rod Rousseau and John Wood check out motorcycles before the ride.

Rod Rousseau and John Wood check out motorcycles before the ride.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Hudson – This year 165 motorcyclists and many passengers participated in the fifth annual Riding for Sherry's House held July 13, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643. The ride travelled a 63-mile route to Mt. Wachusett and back.

Others joined the riders afterward for a barbecue to support the fundraiser for Why Me and Sherry's House. A raffle and silent auction also raised funds with items including a round of golf for four at the Marlborough County Club, and tickets to a Boston Bruins game and “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Boston Opera House.

Lenore and John Musorofiti organize the event in honor of their step-grandson, Nicky Cremins, who received support from Why Me before he passed away at age 8 after a year-long battle with bone cancer in 2001.

Why Me is a Worcester-based nonprofit organization created to help families in central New England cope with childhood cancer. Its headquarters is Sherry's House, which is also a home-away-from-home for children with cancer and their families.

For more information about the organization, visit whyme.org.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Ride participants say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ride participants say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Firefighter Ronnie Blood sings

Firefighter Ronnie Blood sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Courtesy of the Hudson Fire Department, the American flag is hoisted over Coolidge Street to welcome the riders back to Hudson.

Courtesy of the Hudson Fire Department, the American flag is hoisted over Coolidge Street to welcome the riders back to Hudson.

Motorcyclists near the end of a 63-mile ride.

Motorcyclists near the end of a 63-mile ride.

Riders pass under the American flag on Coolidge Street.

Riders pass under the American flag on Coolidge Street.

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