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The fifth annual Dr. Jen’s Hope Ride and Block Party will be held Sunday, Aug. 13, at Cooper’s Catering & Banquet Facility, 304 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. This event is supported by Coopers Seafood House, Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club, Jude F. Sidari M.D. Internal Medicine, and many other local businesses. The 50-plus mile escorted ride will start with Blessing of the Bikes at 11:45 a.m., kickstands up at noon, lunch buffet at 2 p.m. with local vendors and more than 50 baskets and raffle prizes. New this year, from 6 to 10 p.m., there will be live music by Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots. Registration for the ride begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger, $20 per car and kids under 10 are free. Free coffee and donuts will be provided before the start of the ride. All proceeds will benefit the Jennifer A. Sidari, M.D. Fund of the Luzerne Foundation, with all money going toward local charities. For information, contact www.drjenshope.org, wvmcste@wyomingvalleymotorcycleclub.org or call 570-814-2655. Dr. Sidari died in 2013, just weeks after graduating medical school from The Commonwealth Medical College.