Hair Metal Mansion correspondent JOE SCHAEFFER checks in with the following:
The 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie started at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and ended up at Los Encinos Park in Encino. It drew many devoted friends and fans of rocker Ronnie James Dio.
Hard Rockers Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses) were some of the riders, who joined in to help raise money for cancer research in the name of Ronnie James Dio.
There were many on hand to celebrate his legacy with music. Live entertainment in the park was provided by rockers GREAT WHITE, LITA FORD, DIO DISCIPLES, GABBIE RAE, BUDDERSIDE, SONIA HARLEY and DOCTORS OF THE EARTH.
There was a live auction and gourmet food trucks provided by Slammin’ Sliders, G’s Tacos, and Archie’s Ice Cream. Quality beers by Ninkasi Brewing Company were also available on site.
Wendy Dio presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to Dr. David Wong, UCLA Department of Dentistry for Cancer Research, along with Dr. Kapoor who spoke about early cancer detection through saliva.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org) began in 2010 as a tribute to the memory of the late voice behind Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his own band Dio after Ronnie lost his hard-fought battle with gastric cancer. Since that time, the Dio Cancer Fund has raised more than $1 million for cancer research and education.
The Official Dio cancer Fund page is located here:
~Sons Of Anarchy Cast Members~
~Patrick Kennison, Lita Ford, Marty O'Brien~
~Lita Ford bassist Marty O'Brien~
~Ann Boleyn, Christine Devine, Sean McNabb, Simon Wright~
~Mark Kendall of Great White~
~Metal DJ Will of KNAC~
~Tim 'Ripper' Owens~
~Oni Logan & Craig Goldy of Dio Disciples~
~Bjorn Englen of Dio Disciples~
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