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THE DIGNITY RUN 2020

THE DIGNITY RUN 2020

The Dignity Run has gone VIRTUAL! While we can't gather in person this year, we want to keep the momentum going and continue to raise funds for the individuals served by Alternatives, Inc.  To learn more about Alternatives, visit: www.alternativesinc.org.

WHAT

To help raise funds and awareness to support the individuals with disabilities served by Alternatives, join us for the 6th Annual Dignity Run!

Enjoy a scenic ride to benefit Alternatives and send a picture of yourself riding for dignity to our Facebook Event Page at:  bit.ly/TheDignityRun2020.

Don't ride a motorcycle? 

No problem!  Any wheels will do! Take a scenic trip in a car or on your bicycle!  If you are someone who uses a wheelchair, cruising around town in a wheelchair counts too!  Travel the open road, ride along a bike trail, or just cruise around the block. It all counts!

Our mode of transportation may have expanded this year, but our mission remains the same. We are riding to support Dignity through Independence for people with disabilities.

SUGGESTED MINIMUM DONATION:  $20

WHEN

Anytime from October 11 - October 18, 2020

DON’T MISS OUT ON SEVERAL PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES!!

• Following the event, each registrant will receive a 2020 Dignity Run T-Shirt!   

• Each registrant will be entered in a drawing for several amazing prizes!

• The first 30 registrants will receive a Dignity Run pin!

• The first 50 registrants will receive vintage Dignity Run attire (based on size/item availability)!

• Ride 100+ miles and post a photo of your participation on our Facebook Event page (or email to gbine@alternativesinc.org) to be entered in a drawing for a $300 VISA gift card!!

• The individual/team to raise the most money will win a Thanksgiving Dinner to go, for a party of 8, from The Stage House Somerset! 

• The team with the most participants will win a full cooler for their very own BBQ-to-Go from The Stage House Somerset!

SHOW OFF YOUR WHEELS!!

To continue in tradition, Registered Riders who submit a photo of their motorcycle to bit.ly/TheDignityRun2020, or by email to gbine@alternativesinc.org, will be entered to win a trophy for the best in: Classic, Custom, Best Paint, Chopper, Best in Show!

Winners will be announced during a live Facebook drawing on Monday, 10/19 at 3:00pm.

(We will also post to the Facebook Event page and contact winners directly by phone.)

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO HELP?

• Spread the word by sharing the event on your social media, via text and email!

• Register to create your own fundraiser, and share the event with your friends and family!

HOW DO I PROMOTE MY BUSINESS AND SUPPORT THE DIGNITY RUN?

Become a Dignity Run Sponsor and get your business noticed!! There are many levels to choose from.  Click on “Event Sponsor” above.  Select your sponsorship level by Sunday, September 27th and save 10% on registration! 

(Logos must be print ready, black and white art, and submitted no later than 10/10.)

Questions? Email Glori at gbine@alternativesinc.org


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When
Sunday October 11th

Story

Alternatives, Inc. has been providing much needed services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with mental health diagnoses, and those experiencing homelessness throughout Central New Jersey since 1979. 

The Dignity Run started in 2015, when Alternatives' staff, and a few of their family members, decided to hold a motorcycle fundraiser to benefit Alternatives and the individuals that the agency serves. The following year, in 2016, the local chapter of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), and a couple of local clubs, agreed to join forces with Alternatives. The Eagle Riders and Steel Allegiance have teamed up with Alternatives to hold the incredible event that it has become today!

The money raised through The Dignity Run goes directly to supplement funding for the individuals served through Alternatives, Inc.  This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the individuals served by Alternatives, Inc. are far greater than ever before.  To protect the health and safety of those served by the agency, most individuals have been unable to attend any work or recreational activities outside of the home for the last 6 months. This has resulted in increased isolation, as well as increased expenses related to creating 24-hour in-home activities and services. In addition, the never-ending need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep the virus out of the homes of our clients, has created an additional financial burden for the agency.

In previous years, The Dignity Run has been an escorted motorcycle ride that starts at the Bridgewater Eagles, and travels through the rolling hills of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, for approximately 60 miles.  Once the ride is over, participants typically return to the Eagles for a party that includes food sponsored and prepared by the Stage House Tavern (Somerset), beverages and incredible musical entertainment!  Each year, there are a variety of vendors selling everything from hot sauce to leather goods, jewelry and more!  We host a 50/50 and a Tricky Tray that allows guests to put tickets into the prizes they want to win, with all proceeds going back to the charity!                                                                                  

This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the need to ensure the safety and well-being of Dignity Run Riders, staff and those served by Alternatives, we will not be gathering in person. However, we look forward to an awesome VIRTUAL turnout for this very important cause! We look forward to gathering in person, again, next year!

To learn more about Alternatives, go to:  www.alternativesinc.org.   



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