Harley Riders, average Joe’s and everyone in-between get together with the common goal of supporting those with Muscular Dystrophy.
Hideout Harley Davidson and the Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting the Annual Black-N-Blue Ball at the Roxy and Amelie Event Center.
Black for leather and blue for jeans makes it a casual event for the public.
There is dinner, auctions and casino games.
The organizations have put on the event for nearly 25 years in Joplin to help those impacted live longer, stronger, and happier lives while research for a cure continues.
Local kids battling Muscular Dystrophy will also be present to tell their stories.
“I think it’s important just to show why we’re doing this and they’re the reason we do all of the fundraising that we do,” says Tara Townsend with Hideout Harley Davidson.
“Harley just really has a heart for these kids, they’ve been doing this locally for many many years and have come to really know the families,” says Kerstin Landwer with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The goal of the evening is to raise about $20,000.
Funds will go to local hospitals, clinics, support groups, and research programs.
Some will also go toward a free camp for kids suffering from the debilitating disease, so they can have a week of fun at no cost to their families.