Local Residents to Help Family After Tragic Motorcycle Accident with Fundraiser
A horrific accident on Sunday in Freehold not only took Jason Rivera's life, but has now left two young children without their father and their mother, Jennifer Regan, without her fiancé. What makes this story even more heartbreaking?
Jennifer recently lost her job, making caring for her two kids, Jason, 2, and Izabella, 3, during this time even harder.
Jason, a 32-year-old Middletown resident, was riding his motorcycle along Elton-Adelphia Road in Freehold on Sunday along with nearly 1000 other bikes as part of the NJ March of Dimes "Bikers for Babies" event.
His motorcycle was involved in an accident with several other bikes and a car driven by a 17-year-old Freehold Township resident. Jason later died at CentraState Hospital in Freehold.
There will be a fundraiser for Jennifer and her children this Friday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 2179, 1 Veterans Lane in Middletown.
There will be a Chinese auction and vendors with all money for tickets and table space going to Jennifer and her family.
Tickets will be $20 for adults and $5 for children 5 and older at the door. Tickets include food and a sheet of tickets for the Chinese auction.
They are still looking for vendors, item donations, and volunteers. If you'd like to help with the event, call Karen Lockburner at 732-664-3758, Tali Elshtein at 732-312-8808, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to make a donation to Jennifer and her family, you can send them to:
P.O. Box 574
Eatontown, NJ 07724