Bikers, philanthropy and chimpanzees.  While most people would not easily associate these three things together, Treasure Coast Harley Davidson found a way to create a meaningful bond between them during the Save the Chimps Bike Run held on June 8.


The event was composed of poker runs with stops in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. Although the rain impacted the event, 50 people braved the weather to participate in the bike run.
We would like to thank the over 250 attendees who joined us at the party at Treasure Coast Harley Davidson in Stuart.

It was a fun time with live music, local vendors and refreshments sponsored by Jim Beam.


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Of course, there was a lot of anticiapation as to who was going to be the winner of the Harley Davidson up for raffle.  Chuck Hemann of Hobe Sound is now the proud owner of the 2009 VRod Muscle VTrim 1250CC motorcycle valued at $13,000. Hemann purchased the raffle ticket at the Stuart Air Show in November 2012. “My wife is an animal advocate and encouraged me to purchase the raffle ticket to support Save the Chimps,” Hemann said.
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The Bike Run raised nearly $10,000 for the over 250 chimps in our care. “This has been a great partnership and an organization that I will continue to support,” Jim Labar, owner of Treasure Coast Harley said. “I’m thrilled that our contribution will help enrich the lives of the chimpanzees living in the sanctuary.”

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