Bakersfield Chapter of Ruthless Ryderz hosts fundraiser supporting wounded service members

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield organization will raise funds for veterans and their families today.

Ryderz Bakersfield announced that they plan to donate all proceeds of The First Annual Kern River Motorcycle Poker Run to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from The Kern River Motorcycle Poker Run will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project, WWP, and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

Over 47,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

WWP’s 18 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

The First Annual Kern River Motorcycle Poker Run will have a lot of prizes, food, and music.

This event is starting at Bikersfield at 2622 Fairhaven Drive, at 8 a.m., and ends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall Post 97 at 5350 S. Union Avenue.

For anyone that does not wish to participate in the ride they can go to the VFW Post 97 at noon.

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