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The fighting4tjmemorial is a Poker Bike Run established at first to help defer the cost of cancer care while he fought against stage 4 metastatic lung cancer. Sadly he lost that battle on September 3rd. It has become a memorial being held in his honor along with a Run to pay for expenses incurred while being hospitalized for the last 9 days of his life. During hospitalization, the doctors performed many tests and the bill is enormous.
The event begins with registration from 9-11 in the morning at the Elk's lodge on main street in Riverhead where you will be given your first card and can buy additional poker cards for a better chance at winning. The stops include, Diggers, The Meeting House Inn, Cliff's, Maples and Boardy Barn where there will be a complimentary "first come first serve" breakfast of bagels, rolls, muffins, pastry, coffee and tea. At each stop you will pick a card and mark it on your sheet. You can choose to go to the stops in any order you wish. There are 6 stops although you are not obligated to go to all 6 as it is a 5 card hand, but the 6th stop might give you a better chance of winning. All bikes and cars must be back at the Elk's at 1 where a BBQ will commence with live entertainment, a 50/50 raffle, a huge Chinese auction which will include baskets, gift certificates and stand alone items too large to put in a basket; such as a Queen size set of bedding donated by Sleepy's The Mattress Professionals, as well as 2 on road off road helmets valued at over $200 dollars a helmet donated by Riverhead Honda, overnight bundle packages from both the Hyatt and Hilton and 2 wonderful golf packages with seperate gift certificates valued at $120 dollars each from the Indian Island Golf Club. That is JUST A TASTE OF WHAT WE HAVE TO RAFFLE OFF! There will also be two surprise raffles which will be very exciting! Best hand will receive a cash prize! A eulogy will be read in his honor and there will be a Riverhead Fire Department truck rolled out at registration to honor his passing and his contribution to his community for 22 years.