OUR MISSION is to make a difference for children and families in our community through our annual Chase It 4 Charity Campaign and Charity Raffle Run. We are dedicated to raising funds for children and their families who are walking through health challenges. We are committed to donating proceeds from our events to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and The Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.
Our journey began in 2010 when Tyler, at the age of 18, was diagnosed with Rheumatic Fever. Rheumatic Fever is a disease that can develop from strep throat and scarlet fever infections if they are not properly treated. The strep bacterial infection was hiding in Tyler's nasal cavity and was undetectable. Tyler was eventually admitted to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital where a team of doctors worked feverishly to determine the source of his illness. After extensive testing it was determined that he had contracted Rheumatic Fever. This disease attacked his joints and heart to the point where he needed to have open heart surgery to replace his aortic value. Tyler and his family spent many weeks in the hospital during this time and found solitude in the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms which are located inside the hospital. Here, Tyler's family was able to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the hospital, take a shower, do laundry, get a snack, or take a nap in the loungers. They are forever thankful to both of these organizations for their continued dedication toward children and families in our community.
A group of friends from the motorcycle group The LoneRiders went into action and developed the 1st Annual Charity Poker Run to raise money for the family's medial bills. The family was grateful for the feeling of love and support, however asked if the proceeds could be given back to the two organizations that made a difference in Tyler's story. We fast forward and our events have morphed into a month long campaign! Our campaign consist of Chase It 4 Charity where bars all across the St. Louis region donate proceeds from specialty shots and the Raffle Run for Charity; an exciting motorized event for motorcycles, cars, and all types of vehicles, with prizes, 50/50, raffle baskets and more.