JHFRE charity event benefiting the Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate and the Greater Johns Hopkins Community lost a friend and colleague in December 2014. David Miller had been a carpenter for the university for 25 years and died very young, in his early 50s.

David was kind and generous, a great worker and employee. In addition to being a cancer survivor, David was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast. It was only weeks before his death when David and some others from the carpentry shop first discussed the idea of organizing a motorcycle ride with all proceeds going to a charity. Although the idea was well received, it remained in the idea stage until after his untimely, tragic passing.

Weeks later, others in JHFRE —carpenters, electricians, project managers, and other Facilities personnel —got together as a group to honor David's memory and organize an event. The group researched possible charities that would have been special to David, as well as to the university and community as a whole. They chose the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, which is very pleased, as this is the first time they have joined with another internal Hopkins entity to raise funding for the care and support of patients and families. Thus the JHFRE Charity Event benefiting the Johns Hopkins Children's Center was created in loving memory of David Miller.

Please join us for an afternoon of music, family, friends, food, and fun on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion located at 19535 York Road, Parkton, MD 21120. In loving memory of Dave Miller, a longtime carpenter shop employee who passed away in December, all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Live music from "Common Ground," thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes, 50/50s, money and flower wheels, corn hole tournaments, pit beef, and more!

In addition to attending the event, please consider donating raffle items (gift baskets, products or services, gift cards, etc.) by emailing paulj@jhu.edu.

If you cannot make the event, but still would like to contribute, please click here and select the Donate Button at the bottom of the page. Super easy and super good cause!

Suggested donation at gate is $10 (or more if you are so inclined) per adult, Children under 12 free. Delicious food and beverages are available inside the gate (for a reduced fee). Bring your wallet, your heart, and your motorcycle or hot rod if you have one... and above all, remember that it is FOR THE KIDS.