PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- More than 200 individuals will join forces with local businesses to help find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other diseases on April 14.

The 2018 MDA/Bayside Harley-Davidson Poker Run benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Greater Virginia.

The ride, which is open to motorcycles and cars, will be held at Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

An after-party takes place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. The event features live music, food, soft drinks, local vendors, bikes, and prizes.

Families served by MDA will be in attendance to help raise awareness and show appreciation to the community that supports MDAs cause.

Registration for the poker run is $12 before April 6. Day-of registration is $15 for the rider and $5 for passenger.

The first 100 riders to register prior to the poker run will receive an MDA/HD pin and T-shirt.

People can sign up here.

Last the event raised more than $6,000 to help accelerate care, support, treatments and cures for people whose abilities to move are compromised by neuromuscular disease.

Money supports MDA’s life-enhancing programs such as research for cures, state-of-the-art support groups and clinics, including the MDA Clinic at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk. Funds raised also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy a week where anything is possible in Wakefield.

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