Come join us for an amazing day of fun, food, and memories on August 20th, 2016 as we ride in memory of Desiree. See details page for complete rundown of times, locations, fees, and downloadable pledge sheet!
Fundraising Motorcycle Ride in Memory of Desiree Gallagher is a motorcycle ride taking place on Saturday August 20th, 2016 in support of helping victims of crime and helping others in need.
This event will be in memory of Desiree Gallagher. Her courage and strength will always be remembered.
Come out and support a very worthy cause. It will be an incredible day of fun with food and entertainment.
The Ride for Desiree Gallagher was started in 2014 as a way to bring awareness to victims of crime, and raise funds for Desiree who was a victim herself which changed her life forever. The outpouring of love, support, and fundraising was amazing last year. To see a community come together for Desiree in a day filled with lots of fun, great food, live entertainment, friends, family, and complete strangers who heard her story to come out and lend thier support was nothing short of breathtaking. With Desiree's tragic passing this past May 14th, 2015, we are determined to make this ride grow and contine to keep Desiree's name as a legacy.
Desiree was a beautiful young 21 year old woman. She was a student at Mohawk College taking the Biotechnology Program. She had 5 more classes left and she would have completed the 3 year program.
She loved to dance. Desiree did competitive dancing from the age of 3 up to grade 12. She loved to play sports and hang out with her friends.
Desiree was a little firecracker and a very strong-willed woman. She was never a quitter... The progress she made showed her strength and courage.
How the Ride Came To Be...
On May 25, 2013, Desiree and her family's lives changed forever. Desiree was brutally assaulted and fell seven stories from a balcony which left her blind and in a wheelchair. Her loss of sight was due to the brain injury she substained. She broke her spine in two places which left her in a wheelchair. She suffered from short-term memory loss which was also from the brain injury.
Gone but never forgotten
Desiree's long, hard journey came to an end on May 14, 2015. Desiree was a blessing on this earth. She made an impact on people's lives and touched so many hearts.
GALLAGHER, Desiree - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the age of 23 years. Exceptionally loved daughter of Susan (Steven) Gerth and Michael (Diane) Gallagher. Cherished sister of Duncan (Tara) Gallagher and Dwayne Gallagher. Beloved granddaughter of Sharon Gallagher. Much loved niece to many aunts and uncles. Special "Aunty" to Braxton, Carrington and Kezahya. Desiree will also be missed by her extended family members and friends. She was predeceased by grandparents and her aunt Doretta.
May her soul rest in peace.
Don't miss the 2017 North American International Motorcycle Supershow. Desiree's Ride will be there once again and look forward to seeing you all!