Eustis, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
In 2006, the late Bruce Rossmeyer called upon his personal relationship with James Gandolfini to help support his favorite children’s charity, Camp Boggy Creek. He was granted the title of Grand Marshall at Camp Boggy Creek’s 12th Annual Ride for Children. Together, along with the support of over 1,200 motorcycle riders, they helped raise approximately $500,000 to benefit children who suffer from serious illnesses, such as cancer, epilepsy, diabetes and spina bifida. “To our family, James Gandolfini was more than an actor, he was a friend”, stated Mandy Rossmeyer Campbell. “We were all very blessed to have known him and he will be missed. We hope everyone will pay tribute to both James and my Father at the upcoming 19th Annual Ride for Children, on October 6, 2013.”
You can find more information at campboggycreek.org/rideforchildren.
The 19th Annual Ride for Children is presented by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson, Hamlin & Associates and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Held annually in October; this police-escorted ride from Destination Daytona to Camp Boggy Creek has been led by Grand Marshals such as, Paul Newman, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Kyle Petty and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
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About Camp Boggy Creek
Founded in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. Co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families. Located in Eustis, Florida, the 232-acre nonprofit serves children ages 7–16 that have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. The camp is entirely funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners. Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children's Network. Learn more by visiting campboggycreek.org.