Dio: Series of events to take place in Los Angeles for the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and DIO, is planning a weekend of activities in Los Angeles to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the singer's untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The weekend will include a public memorial service, as well as a celebrity bowling tournament and the inaugural "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and barbecue, according to Dio Cancer Fund co-founder/president, Wendy Dio.

A free public memorial service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to mark the fifth anniversary of Ronnie's passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career are expected to speak and perform his music.

As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

The weekend will kick off on Friday, May 15 with a celebrity Rock 
'N' Bowl tournament at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City. It will be a fun evening of bowling, entertainment and a silent auction, which will include bowling pins autographed by AEROSMITH, FLEETWOOD MAC, YES, ANTHRAX, METALLICA and many others.

All events lead up to the inaugural "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and barbecue on Sunday, May 17. Riders will depart from Harley-Davidson of Glendale and ride to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to food, live music, raffle/silent auction and more. Fans who don't ride are welcome to attend just the barbecue!

May 15:

Rock & Bowl celebrity charity event at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California

May 16:

Ronnie James Dio fifth-anniversary memorial service and celebration of Ronnie's music
@ Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, California

May 17:

"Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride from Glendale Harley Davidson to Los Encinos Park for BBQ and Live Music

Further information on registering for the "Ride For Ronnie" and purchasing tickets for celebrity bowling and the barbecue will be available shortly.

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