For the fourth year in a row, the Ace Foundation's "Motorcycle Miracle Mission" is hitting the road to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
The event generated $100,000 for the cause in the last three years. Riders will travel the 600-mile route from Oak Brook, Ill. -- headquarters of Ace Hardware -- to Marshfield, Wis., and back July 22-24.
"Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventive education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year," said Jimmy Alexander, president of the Ace Hardware Foundation. "There is a Children's Miracle Network hospital dedicated to serving children in every community across the United States and Canada. These hospitals are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it."
The event is soliciting sponsors and riders -- the rider commitment is $2,000. Fundraising money solicited by the rider will be applied to the participation fee.
The Foundation is seeking event sponsorships as well, ranging from a $5,000 to $15,000 packages that include placement of donor logos on the chase van, official rider's shirt and other publicity.
The Ace Foundation is hoping to raise $100,000 this year.