On the 24th and 25th of August, FORGE, founded by 2008 Do Something Award Finalist Kjerstin Erickson, will be co-hosting the event series Boston for Africa to support, benefit, and bring attention to a global challenge that affects us all.
Ride for Africa
August 24th, 2008
Join Steven Tyler and friends at the First Annual Boston Rock Ride for Africa. It will kick off at 11:30 AM Sunday morning on August 24th from Trapelo Road in Waltham, Massachusetts and ride under State Police escort directly into the Bank of America Pavilion on Boston's waterfront for an afternoon of live entertainment, food, exhibitions, custom motorcycle builders and fun for the whole family. The Pavillion will be open to the public who'd like to attend the event but don't care to ride a motorcycle.
Boston for Africa Gala
August 25th, 2008
On Monday at 7:00 PM, The Hard Rock Café in Boston's famed Quincy Market will host a four-hour event for 600 invited guests to mingle and enjoy light foods in a relaxed "biker fashion" evening enhanced by live entertainment, a silent auction, a short, high-end live auction, and a brief presentation by the two charities.
Kjerstin Erickson, 24, spent time volunteering in a refugee
camp in Botswana—and became addicted…to helping refugees. Frustrated with
government programs, she started her own organization. To date, FORGE has implemented over 60 community development projects and serves more than
60,000 refugees from five African countries.