Motorcycles will be roaring through Mason County Saturday as part of the inaugural Bikers for Babies fundraiser for Mason General Hospital Foundation, presented with the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group #2047 of Bremerton, Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton and Brothers Powersports. This is a fundraiser for the Birth Center and Labor & Delivery Unit at Mason General Hospital.
MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will bring you live coverage of the event Saturday morning beginning at 10 AM.
MasonWebTV’s Dedrick Allan will anchor the broadcast from Mason Clinic with Hood Canal Communications’ Billy Thomas providing a roadside view as the bikers ride through Union. Look for interviews with the organizers and supporters including IMRG #2047 President Eric Barnhart; Abel Eaton, Brand Specialist for Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton; Shannon Barnhart, member of IMRG #2047 and Director of Patient Access at Mason Health; and Mason Health Birth Center Manager Kris Gaa.
We will also check in with several riders as they make their way from the Bremerton Airport to Belfair, Union and Shelton. The route will take as many as 400 motorcycles down Old Belfair Highway, along the South Shore of Hood Canal, down East Dalby, McReavy and Brockdale roads, around Mason Clinic and Mason General Hospital (using North 13th, East E Street, Olympic Highway North and East K Street), before heading down Northcliff to Highway 3 and the return ride to the starting point for lunch.
Funds raised from the event will go toward the purchase of a fetal heartbeat telemetry unit, a much-needed piece of medical equipment for the Birth Center at Mason General Hospital. The fetal heartbeat telemetry unit will allow providers to track vital information, including fetal heartbeats, on pregnant women in labor. Additional Fund-An-Item equipment, supported by the MGHF Golf Committee, is designated for the Birth Center. This includes an abdominal probe and modular storage units.
Many thanks to sponsors and donors who have supported this campaign to fund health care for Mason County’s future generations and quality health care in our hometown. Current sponsors include Cerner Corporation, Electrocom Sound & Communication Systems, private individuals and anonymous donors.