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Green Ribbon Motorcycle Ride and Rally

Start Date:Jun 10th, 2006
End Date:Jun 10th, 2006
Address:Kendall County Fair Grounds: Rt. 71 & East Highpoint Rd
Yorkville, IL   2006
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DescriptionWhat: Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts will gather for the Fourth Annual Green Ribbon Motorcycle Ride & Rally to exhibit their bikes and enjoy live music, food, contests and entertainment. The event will feature a celebrity appearance by ‘Modern Men’ and ‘Cheers’ star George Wendt, a poker run through Chicago’s western suburbs, a raffle for a 2006 FXDL Low Rider 1450cc Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a custom bike show. Organized by the University of Illinois Medical Center’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (GILD) Council, proceeds from the rally support research and treatment of hepatitis, colon cancer, organ transplantation, diabetes and obesity at the Medical Center’s Digestive and Liver Disease Center. Event sponsors include Lincoln Financial Group, Illinois Harley Davidson, Wildfire Harley Davidson, Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Council, Local 731, Delaware Investments, Laborers Local 6, Rider Dickerson Inc., Motorsports Unlimited, Budweiser, Fullers Home and Hardware, Dominicks Foods, United Auto Insurance, Elevators Local #2, Plumbers Local #130, Fullers Car Wash, Oak Park H.O.G Chapter, Latin American Motorcycle Association and Toys for Tots. Who: Celebrity guest appearance by ‘Modern Men’ and ‘Cheers’ star George Wendt When: Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Poker Runs begin at 9:30a.m Where: Kendall County Fair Grounds Rt.71 & East Highpoint Road, Yorkville, IL Poker Runs start from: Illinois Harley-Davidson, 1301 S. Harlem, Berwyn, IL Wildfire Harley-Davidson, 120 W. North Avenue, Villa Park, IL Background Established in 1997, the GILD Council’s mission is to support the ongoing research and clinical needs of the UIC’s Digestive Disease and Liver Center. The center is dedicated to improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal and liver diseases by providing advanced patient care, exemplary research and high-quality education. Last year, over 1,000 riders attended raising over $95,000 for the Medical Center. For more information on the GILD or the Green Ribbon Motorcycle Ride and Rally visit
Contact:Morgan Bellock

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