Wisconsin is rich in motorcycle history. It’s the birthplace of Harley-Davidson, the beginning of Buell and the home base of Royal Enfield North America. Racing roots run deep here too, Road America in Elkhart Lake is one of the fastest permanent road-racing tracks in the world, and Great Lakes Dragaway is the oldest operating drag strip in the country. July 28-August 1, Milwaukee is the host of another piece of history, the First Heart 2 Heart Music City Ride & Concert by Sophia’s Heart Foundation.
The Heart 2 Heart ride is a five-day event with the Ladies of Harley that stretches across the country. Starting in Milwaukee and ending in Nashville, highlights include a Music City Tour, prize drawings, a concert by Danny Gokey and a group dinner. All proceeds raised by the ride go to the development of a safe after-school program that benefits Milwaukee youth ages 11-17.
Sophia’s Heart Foundation is a charitable organization that exists “to help mend and heal the hearts of children and families who have been touched by poverty, sickness, disease, broken families and broken dreams.” Through community work and donations, Sophia’s Heart seeks to use music and the arts to reach out to children and the needy in the community. Sophia’s Heart was founded in 2008 by American Idol alum and BMG recording artist Danny Gokey after the passing of his late wife, Sophia. The foundation today serves to memorialize not only her memory, but to continue the wide scope of her generosity and giving.
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is proud a part of this historic event. Attorney Jason Abraham will be giving a brief talk about the importance of community strength and motorcycle safety, Hupy and Abraham Motorcycle Marketing Specialist Melissa Juranitch will be riding in the first leg of the journey, and the firm will be sponsoring a former client and current Ladies of HOG member, Annette Davis. Hupy and Abraham is proud to support not only community development, but the Ladies of Harley as well, and stand by its longstanding tradition of “doing well by doing good.” For more information on Sophia’s Heart, and to participate in the First Heart to Heart Ride, visit www.sophiasheart.org
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By Melissa Juranitch