BALTIMORE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of the Free State join a grassroots movement to raise funds for The Red Devils and the breast cancer cause. A series of June events help the Baltimore-based non-profit whose signature fundraiser is the Sunday, June 12 Heart and Sole Stroll & 5K.
The Red Devils (TRD) has ties to 38 Maryland hospitals and breast cancer centers. Through a network of service providers, referred breast cancer patients receive a variety of assistance all aimed at making daily life better including deliveries of meals and groceries to those too sick to cook, transportation to treatments, therapeutic massages and acupuncture, assistance with drug co-payments and some out-of-the-box help such as allowing a single mom to treat her six-year-old to a birthday trip to an amusement park.
Below are a list of June events, including The Heart and Sole Stroll & 5K which is in its ninth year. In celebration, a "Nine Ladies Dancing" theme was created to salute nine remarkable women who have received Red Devils services. These women are scheduled to appear at the Stroll and receive special citations, moving in celebration to the music and inspiring lyrics of Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance (also performed by Carrie Underwood; TRD bought rights) and represent Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll and Howard Counties plus Washington, D.C.
Says TRD Executive Director Jan Wilson, "Nine Ladies Dancing celebrates women who haven't missed a beat because of their breast cancer. We salute their indomitable spirits, joi de vivre, fact they remain engaged in their communities and families, and with our assistance, haven't let this disease stand in the way of their quality of life."
The Red Devils June Events Calendar
Saturday, June 4 "Ride the Trail to A Cure" organized by the League of Maryland Horsemen for The Red Devils. The ride through Patapsco State Park starts at 8:30 a.m. from the League's Marriottsville property at 8067 Henryton Road. The Noon lunch features a raffle and silent auction. Minimum $20 donation. Visit http://ridetothecure.kintera.org
Wednesday, June 8 "Hard Yacht for Hooters" at the Hard Yacht Cafe in Dundalk, MD, 8500 Cove Road starting at 4:00 p.m. Live music by Mark Alan. Tattoos on-site. Celeb bartenders include ABC 2's Jamie Costello, The Baltimore Sun's Sam Sessa and 98 Rock's Amelia. Call (443) 407-0038.
Sunday, June 12 "Heart and Sole Stroll & 5K" is The Red Devils' signature fundraiser of the year at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD. No pets this year. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. Staggered start times beginning at 8:30 a.m. for runners. Presenting sponsor is Under Armour. Prizes for top fundraisers. Great raffles so bring cash! Register on-line at www.heartandsolestroll.com or www.runningwiththedevils.org. Tickets: $35. Family discounts available. Call 410-323-0135 or visit www.the-red-devils.org
Saturday, June 25, "Amelia's Ace of Hearts Ride" Rev up your bikes and ride for The Red Devils and Do Believe, organized by Amelia of WIYY-FM 98 Rock's a.m. show. Ride starts at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson, 4600 Thunder Court, Darlington, MD. Visit www.aceofheartsride.org or call 410-457-4541.
Founded in 2002, The Red Devils is funded through individual and corporate donations as well as contributions from foundations including the national as well as the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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