On Saturday, June 14, Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) and the Dragon H.O.G. Chapter will host the second Rumble for the Cure Benefit with an organized ride in the afternoon followed by an evening concert. Events will be hosted at The Shed, the outdoor pavilion located adjacent to SMHD in Maryville. All proceeds collected from the ride and concert will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Knoxville.
In 1980, in Peoria, IL, Susan G. Komen, mother of two, died of breast cancer at age 36. Before she died, her sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, made a promise to her that somehow she would make it better for women diagnosed with the disease. In 1982, Nancy Brinker fulfilled her promise and established the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is credited as the world’s leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer with more than 75,000 volunteers working through 124 Komen affiliates in communities nationwide, as well as three international affiliates in Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico. The Knoxville affiliate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a non-profit corporation that focuses on breast cancer education, screening, and support in East Tennessee.
Registration for the ride will begin at 1 p.m. and the ride will depart at 3 p.m. from the Shed lot. The registration fee is $20 per rider and will include one concert ticket for the evening’s live music. A silent auction will be conducted from 1- 6 p.m., hosted by the Dragon Chapter from area businesses. Food and beverages will be provided by The Shed for purchase. People who cannot participate in the ride but still want to show their support for the cause, can contribute by purchasing a concert ticket at the gates the evening of the show. The concert will feature Americana artist RobinElla with Sam and Ruby and The Dreadful Hillbillies.
Tickets are $12.50 per person and will be available at the Box Office Station located at the front gates starting at 1 p.m.