On Sunday, October 12th, 2008 I singled-handedly organized a motorcycle ride/car show in Southampton to benefit the Long Island Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Classic and collectable cars and motorcycles gathered at the North Sea Fire Department Memorial Field for a full day show where all proceeds were donated to the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event raised awareness of Cystic Fibrosis while honoring my brother, Jeffrey Jones Jr. as well as all the various individuals living on Long Island with Cystic Fibrosis. It was my passion for riding my motorcycle throughout the Hamptons and my brother’s passion for automobiles inspired me to organize this event. All motorcycles, were adorned with purple support ribbons, and departed for a scenic group ride to Montauk then returned to the car show where various types of automobiles were on display. There was also a variety of raffle items include a men’s leather motorcycle jacket, a women’s golf bag, a patio set, gift certificates for car washes, local salons, local restaurants, as well as many other gifts.
Thanks to so many local supporters, friends, family, and volunteers, the event was a huge success! All proceeds from Cruise for a Cure and a Car Show were donated to the Long Island Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation--a donor-supported, nonprofit organization--is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those living on Long Island with the disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a currently incurable genetic disease causing the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections.