Drive carefully if you are out tonight. Obey all speed limits and be doubly watchful. There will be lots of little Ghosts, Goblins, Witches and Storm Troopers out at dusk and after dark, so be watchful, not only in neighborhoods, but on busier streets as well.
If you are dressing up and attending an (adult) party or one of the many public celebrations of All-Hallows-Eve, use your best judgement. Don’t drive impaired. If you don’t have a designated driver or a friend/relative who can pick you up, there are some programs in place to help.
The Auto Club Group Tow-to-Go (statewide in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and Tennessee. In Indiana, Fort Wayne and South Bend only) Program runs October 31 – 6 a.m. November 1…. Phone: 1-800-AAA-HELP
Also available, local programs for Sober Ride.
In Daytona Beach
Be My DD
Details: A driver takes you home in your own vehicle
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness and money to battle this pervasive disease, the American Cancer Society sponsors events like the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk all over the country. Our local event attracted thousands and there were over 1500 registered participants.
D.G. Meyer Inc. was proud to sponsor a Team and be a part of this event. Our special edition Biketoberfest tee-shirts this year help commemorate the event. We were proud to join the 210 Teams from this area participating in the October 28th Walk.
It was a beautiful day for the event, sunny and warm (not quite too warm) and the turn-out was amazing. A sea of pink greeted the eye during opening ceremonies as you looked across at the pavilions set up for the day. Our own Team was resplendent in their DGM pink tee shirts, pink sun visors, and for most of the girls, pink tutus. Some of the team even sported pink hair.
With a dozen registered Team members and another six or more who participated with us, we did a great job of representing D.G. Meyer and helping to raise awareness. Kudos to Team Captain Brianna Toth for organizing and encouraging our group.
As of this post, the event raised in total over $181,000 to go towards research, and toward treatment and assistance for those affected by Breast Cancer. Our Team raised over $600 to help save lives. We are deeply grateful to those who walked and to those who donated. Thank You.
And along the way, we had a good time. What a lovely and useful way to spend a morning. Our Team ranged in age from two weeks (we had two strollers) to nearly eighty years old. We are, at core, a Family company, and we brought them all along. You’re never too young or too old to help your friends, your (extended) family and your community!
Celebrating the 25th Chrome Anniversary of This Event
The 2017 Biketoberfest is scheduled from October 19th through the 22nd. Though the official start is tomorrow, the sounds of rolling thunder have filled the air in the Daytona Beach area since last weekend. October is most often a wonderful time of year in Florida, and with the sunny weather and lower humidity forecast for this weekend, it is sure to be a great event for all.
A Special Edition
As many who have collected them through the years already know, D.G. Meyer Inc. has a commemorative tee-shirt designed and printed each year for Bike Week in the spring. This year the company is issuing a very special edition tee-shirt for Biketoberfest. Since October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, D.G. Meyer is not only issuing this commemorative tee, but sponsoring a team in the Volusia-Flagler Making Strides Walk on Saturday October 28th. For more information, to participate or to donate, go to the Making Strides Website. We would love for you to come out and support this great cause. There are so few families that haven’t been affected by this devastating disease.
Join D.G. Meyer and come together with survivors, caregivers, as well as men and women from all walks of life who are determined to help save lives from breast cancer. We find comfort in the knowledge that because of continuing community support and dedication no one needs to walk alone.