By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Hudson – A record high number of 185 motorcyclists and many passengers participated in the sixth annual Riding for Why Me and Sherry’s House held July 12, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643. The ride traveled a 63-mile route to Mt. Wachusett and back. Others joined the riders afterward for a barbecue. A raffle and silent auction also raised funds.
Lenore and John Musorofiti organize the fundraiser in honor of their step-grandson Nicky Cremins, who received support from Why Me before he passed away at age 8 after a year-long battle with bone cancer in 2001. At the post-ride barbecue, Tricia Larson Camposa spoke to guests about her son Kristian, 11, a cancer survivor. Also, Nathan Fiske spoke in memory of his sister Amie, who was helped by Why Me.
Why Me is a Worcester-based nonprofit organization created to help families in central New England cope with childhood cancer. Its headquarters is Sherry’s House, which is also a home-away-from-home for children with cancer and their families.
For more information about the organization, visit whyme.org and follow on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WhyMeSherrysHouse?fref=ts