‘Ride N’ Raise’ helps fund transit program for veterans

The first annual “Ride N’ Raise: MORE Veteran Mobility — Service for your Service” fundraiser will be held 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, 15656 N. Hayden Road.

The event will feature live music and dinner for $25 per ticket, with 100 percent of proceeds donated to the Veterans Transportation Assistance Program.

Guest of Honor at the event will be Col. Anthony Johnson, M.D, chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

V-TAP helps military veterans get to medical appointments with free transportation, including those who require special assistance. The program aims to provide about 1,200 rides to veterans and family members in 2016.

V-TAP was launched in July 2015 by the MORE Foundation, a nonprofit organization, and  Quality Transportation Services.

To purchase tickets for Ride N’ Raise online by Nov. 4; go to http://www.more-foundation.org and click on theRide N’ Raise logo.

Military veterans may receive help with transportation to any physician or physical therapy office in the Phoenix metropolitan area through V-TAP. Veterans needing transportation to medical care should call QTS directly at 602-371-1000 and ask about V-TAP.

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