“RIDE FOR RONNIE” Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Sunday morning, the “RIDE FOR RONNIE” event began at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where continental Breakfast was served from 9:00AM until 10:30AM, rider check-in closed at 10:45, and kickstands went up at 11:00AM. Riders and non-riders then arrived at Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino for a BBQ and live music. The event featured live music by Ronnie’s bandmates and friends, raffle prizes, a live auction. and a special Condor Squadron fly-by of seven vintage World War II airplanes.
PERFORMERS: Eddie Money · Dio Disciples: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell) · Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Yngwie, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell) · DC4: Shawn Duncan (Armored Saint), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Matt Duncan (Armored Saint) & Rowan Robertson (Dio) Others: Joe Colover, John Hatfield, Jessie Sanchez, Patrick Martin
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The weekend event sponsors were Monster Energy, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 100.3 FM The Sound, Ninkasi Brewing, B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company and Western Bagels.
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education. Monies raised are committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.