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Rydell’s 9th Annual Benefit Car and Bike Show Raises over $82,800 for Altru’s Hospice

Over 6,000 people came out for the ninth annual Rydell Benefit Car and Bike Show on September 21. Thanks to registration fees, sponsors, and silent auction, free will donations, and a company match from Rydell Chevrolet, the event raised over $82,800 for Altru’s Hospice.

“Altru’s Hospice is a great organization and it takes amazing people to do this type of work. It does so much for families and is such a great comfort at a very difficult time,” says Brian Rydell, owner of Rydell Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. “Many of our employees have depended on Hospice for family members that have needed this type of care, including myself.”

The funds raised through the event will be used towards the purchase of a specialized palliative care room in Altru Rehabilitation Center. Due to medical circumstances, some patients under hospice care are unable to spend their last days at home. The room is equipped with a sound and noise masking system, built-in work areas for nurses that cover the clinical monitors, pictures that cover the med gas panels, a refrigerator, microwave, flexible family seating, a pullout bed, and softer lighting that adds to the comfort of the room. Collectively, Rydell employees chose to name the room in honor of Margaret Rydell.

For more information about registering your vehicle or donating to Rydell’s 10th Annual Benefit Car and Bike Show, go to rydellcarshow.com.