(Digby, Nova Scotia - March 19, 2014) The Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) again in 2014. The JDRF is “committed to aggressively following the most promising paths to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes.”
Canada has the sixth highest incidence rate of Type 1 diabetes in children 14 years and younger in the world, and Atlantic Canada has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada. Anyone that reads this will know someone that has been affected by this disease and will understand our desire to work with and support the JDRF.
The Wharf Rat Rally’s charity of choice for 2014 is once again the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The rally’s contribution is supported by community groups’ fundraising efforts, portions of ticket sales and individual donations. We thank you for your support of our Rally and our decision to support the JDRF.
Andy Kerr, Executive Director
Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association
109 Montague Row
Digby, NS B0V 1A0
The Wharf Rat Rally was conceived by Alex Joannides and Peter Robertson as a free event bringing together riders of all types in a family-friendly environment. It begins the Wednesday prior to Labour Day Weekend and continues for five days.
The heart of the rally is the central core of the Town of Digby which offers both a central meeting place and access to the Bay of Fundy on the Digby Wharf. Events take advantage of both the streetscape and the water and include music, vendors, raffles, watersport demonstrations and races, and guided tours.
No matter where their origin, each and every visitor to the rally spends an average of $151 per day while attendees from outside Atlantic Canada spent an average of $242 each day. Estimates based on road counters suggested almost 25,000 motorcycles attended the 2013 Wharf Rat Rally.
The Wharf Rat Rally will present a cheque based on its fundraising efforts from the 2013 Rally to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2pm, during the course of the Motorcycle Show at Exhibition Park. The presentation ceremony will take place at booth 409.
For ongoing news on the 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally, to be held from August 27-31, 2014, please visit www.wharfratrally.com.