Rochester New Hampshire’s Rolling Smiles to Ride to Benefit Disabled Vets
Who are the Rolling Smiles?
What started as a joke to make his wife laugh has now become a mission to help others. Last year, when the pandemic lockdowns hit, co-founder of Rolling Smiles, Alysia Lemelin said her husband Bill put on a Spider-Man suit to make her laugh. Who would have known it would become a movement. The group Rolling Smiles, a team of local superheroes began riding around during the pandemic with superhero costumes on to make kids laugh and raise the spirits of the general public.
The Joy of Seeing a Group of Superheroes on Motorcycles
Imagine a child’s face when Superman or the Incredible Hulk comes driving down their street on a motorcycle. The Rolling Smiles group just continues to grow. Some members of the group had costumes that they have used to visit sick children in the hospital so it seemed like a natural fit that the Rolling Smiles group would use their popularity to help groups like St. Jude Children’s Hospital with a charity ride which was hugely successful.
The Ride to Help America’s Disabled Veterans
The group is planning a ride on August 7th starting at the American Legion Post 7 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Registration starts at 9:00 am kickstands up at 11 am. The endpoint of the ride will be Harley Jacks Burgers and Brews in Ossipee. The cost to register your ride with Rolling Smiles is $25 per bike to raise money for disabled veterans. My dad was a veteran and the cause means a lot to me. Passengers ride free and you can get a $5 discount if your and/or your passenger suits up in a kid-friendly costume. This group doesn’t need costumes to prove they are heroes. What an amazing effort to turn something fun into helping others. You can find more information on the group at rollingsmiles.org or check them out on Facebook here.
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