Published on 16 Oct 2008 by koen
A Monster 696 giveaway is being held to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Rett syndrome is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by normal early development followed by loss of purposeful use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain and head growth, gait abnormalities, seizures, and mental retardation. It affects females almost exclusively.
Tickets for the raffle (held in California) cost 25 USD and are limited to 500 total. Tickets are available at the Pro Italia online store or in the US, in Los Angeles and are available until October 24th. Pro Italia is an American online store in Southern California.
The motorcycling world often helps out in charity causes, as seen in Shane Byrne’s charity project to raise money for Mcmillan Cancer Support. The British Superbike Champion’s helmet was recently auctioned on ebay. Shane said: “I suffered a big loss in my life because of cancer. I hope that the money raised from the auction of this helmet can go some way, however big or small, towards helping others similarly affected whilst also highlighting the great work carried out by the people at Macmillan Cancer Support.”
It’s great to know that the motorcyclingworld and even riders are continuing these fund raising initiatives for charities in these difficult times.
Source | Pro Italia (thanks to Lowell Goss)