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4 Days Without a Phone, Internet, E-mail or Texting

By August 14, 2023No Comments

This past week, Drs. Bunkis and Ekstrom met in South Dakota and visited with friends, in conjunction with the Sturgis Motorcycle rally. No, we did not ride or visit Sturgis itself. Dr. Bunkis belongs to the Hamsters USA™ custom motorcycle owner club and we spent time socializing with friends and attending a few Hamster events.

The highlight of the week each year is the Hamster Charity Dinner. Hamsters, in their trademark yellow shirts, get together with invited friends for a dinner during which money is raised during an auction for the South Dakota Children’s Hospital ($290,000 raised this year), the local Meals-on-Wheels program for the elderly in Spearfish, SD (an additional $30,000 raised), and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Sturgis (another $30,000 raised). Yes, you read it correctly, each year this group of “bikers” gets together and donates more than a third of a million dollars to charity. It makes all of us feel good to help others less fortunate than we are…

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