Goodfellas Motorcycle Club’s Johnston bike run revs up $40,000 for Hasbro Childrens Hospital


The Goodfellas Motorcycle Club, which has an unmatched love for helping children who have been stricken with cancer, enjoyed another special success story on a recent sun-splashed Saturday morning that started and finished in Johnston.

For starters, the Goodfellas - who will soon present a check for a minimum of $40,000 to Hasbro Children’s Hospital – completed their 7th annual run that started at Steph Harris’s Strings Bar & Grille on George Waterman Road with an escort by three Johnston Police cars - then went into Connecticut and back to the post-run party that featured a smorgasbord of home-cooked Italian food, live music by Joint Custody an mega raffles that boosted the day’s profits.

In keeping with its unique tradition, the run netted $20,000 from bikers and riders that was matched by Goodfellas’ Godfather Bruno Ramieri, a Johnston resident who is steeped in philanthropic work at Hasbro and who for the third time in as many years matched up to $20,000 of the registration fee.

So, sometime soon, the Goodfellas will hold their annual check presentation at David Levesque’s Brewed Awakenings in Johnston that will hike the total raised in just three short years to over $60,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

“We only had 150 bikes this time,” said Goodfellas/organizer Anthony “Cal” Calabro. “But everyone loves what we do for the children who are battling cancer most especially Bruno who prides himself in working for the highly acclaimed children’s hospital in Providence.”

Calabro then paused before adding: “We could not do this without Bruno’s generosity; he is truly a Greatfella/Goodfella in every sense of the word.”

To which Michele P. Brannigan, Senior Philanthropy Officer and Major ‘campaign Manager at Hasbro Children’s Hospital wanted it known: “We are beyond grateful to the Goodfellas for their continued support of the hospital. They certainly know how to host a terrific event and rally the community for an important cause.”

Brannigan, who was again on hand to assist the Goodfellas with starting the run, went on: “Through their generosity the Goodfellas and Bruno Ramieri are making a very positive impact on the hospital. And most important it helps our patient families to know there’s a caring community standing with them during their difficult days.”


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