A motorcycle ride in support of child abuse awareness will set off from Marina del Rey Sunday, June 3 and finish at the Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach.
The “Ride to the Dunes” for Child Abuse Awareness event, led by grand marshal and actor Lorenzo Lamas, will begin at 10 a.m. at Bartels’ Harley-Davidson, 4141 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Participants will be joined by cast members from TV shows “The Sons of Anarchy,” “Southland” and “American Ninja.”
The motorcycle ride will focus on the epidemic state of child abuse in America with the presentation of the Children’s Wall of Tears. More than three million cases of child abuse are reported each year, according to Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA).
Organizations like BACA, WACA and CASA lobby to assist children who are in danger from their abusers and to bring a greater public awareness to help make a difference in a child’s life.
“Ride to the Dunes” will recognize the following organizations for their work in support of children: BACA Los Angeles, The Children’s Wall of Tears, War Against Child Abuse, CASA, LA and CASA, OC.
“As parents and Americans, we owe it to ourselves to support American military and American kids however we can,” Lamas said. “BACA is one of many legit organizations out there seeking to raise awareness of child abuse and I call on every rider within safe riding distance to Marina del Rey to come out and ride to support the cause.”
Sam McKissick, president of BACA Los Angeles, added, “We are very pleased to be included in Ride to the Dunes for Child Abuse Awareness. Any attention to this devastating issue is a very good thing.”
Information, (818) 505-1104, or www.ridetothedunes.org.