The Third Annual Ride for Ronnie: Live At Harley-Davidson of Glendale, California

 

Eddie Money, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

The Third Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Motorcycle Rally and Concert took place earlier last month and raised $40,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Attended by motorcycle enthusiasts and rockers by equal measure; bikers, bands, and fans young and old represented to raise money in memory for late heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio  of  Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell, and Rainbow fame, who passed away from Gastric Cancer in 2010.

Hosted by Eddie Trunk, there was music, celebrities and a raffle and live auction, which included Eddie Money’s stage-worn full-length leather trench coat from his 2000 “Millennium Tour” and a Great White acoustic guitar signed by the band members brought in additional donations during the event. Wendy Dio and Dr. Sandy Kapoor presented a check for $25,000 to Dr. David Wong of the UCLA School of Dentistry to further his team’s research into the development of a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer. Dr. Wong told the crowd that the recognized support from the Dio Cancer Fund has already brought his project additional funding. Ghost Cult’s Meg Loyal of Meg Loyal Photography  was on hand to document the event for our readers.

Wendy Dio Check Presentation Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

The Loveless, by Meg Loyal Photography

Lita Ford – Steven Adler All-Star Band, Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Steven Adler -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Sonia Harley – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Sonia Harley – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Rough Cutt – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Rough Cutt -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Comedian Bill Burr -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

No Small Children – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

No Small Children – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Lynch Mob – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Lynch Mob – Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

George Lynch -Lynch Mob by Meg Loyal Photography

Great White Guitar Auction -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Eddie Money -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Eddie Money -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Eddie Money -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Eddie Money -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Dio Disciples -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Dio Disciples -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Dio Disciples -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography

Dio Disciples -Ride For Ronnie by Meg Loyal Photography