KLUEVER CHARITY RIDE NETS NEARLY $20,000 FOR DIABETES CONCORD, N.C. - Two months ago when Todd Kluever bought his new Harley-Davidson motorcycle he had the idea to host a charity motorcycle ride to raise money for diabetes. Kluever's brother,...
KLUEVER CHARITY RIDE NETS NEARLY $20,000 FOR DIABETES
CONCORD, N.C. - Two months ago when Todd Kluever bought his new Harley-Davidson motorcycle he had the idea to host a charity motorcycle ride to raise money for diabetes. Kluever's brother, Tim, was diagnosed 25 years ago at the age of nine and since then Todd has always wanted to get involved in a worthwhile cause to raise money and awareness for diabetes. Sunday, June 24, was the first annual "Todd Kluever Ride To Cure Diabetes," and a day he will never forget.
The inaugural ride raised $19,500 which will be split between the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.. Just over 100 bikes and 150 riders joined the 75-mile ride on the country roads outside Madison, Wisc.
"I am absolutely thrilled with how well the event turned out and how generous people were with their donations," Kluever said. "We just started planning it in early May so to raise nearly $20,000 in such a short amount of time is great. Next year we can get started planning a little earlier and set the bar even higher.
"I have to thank Capital City Harley-Davidson for planning the route and organizing the ride, and all the NASCAR teams and tracks that donated so many cool items for the auction. Our best sellers were the Matt Kenseth firesuit that sold for $2,200, and the VIP weekend for two at Chicagoland Speedway donated by 3M that sold for $1,250. We also got a $10,000 corporate donation from World Financial Group that really made our check look impressive.
"I am excited to do it again next year and make it even bigger and better to raise more money for such an important cause."