BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Dream Cruise, happening Saturday, August 17, is not only about the cars but, it’s about enjoying the ride. The D-man Foundation is helping disabled people do just that.
D-Man foundation’s Ziad Kassab is organizing the Second Annual Dreams Come True on Woodward Friday, August 16 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The organization will take patients out of their wheelchairs for a day and put them into convertibles for a ride up and down the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.
“The Dream Cruise is about music, cars, riding with your top down and enjoying the summer air,” says Kassab. People don’t realize that a simple thing like riding in a car is a big ordeal for a person with a spinal cord injury,” says Kassab. “Our mission is to help tear down those obstacles and make it a party everybody can enjoy. At least for an afternoon, the chair disappears for a few hours.”
Kassab says the event provides manual and mobile transport to patients, some of whom have not ridden in a car since their debilitating accident.
In addition, they will be able to see lots of classic cars on the streets.
Greg Rassel president of the Woodward Dream Cruise says, "We are pleased that the City of Birmingham has recommitted to serving on the board of the Woodward Dream Cruise, Inc.”
He added, the Woodward Dream Cruise is “great for the region."
The Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Chevrolet is a nonprofit organization and is the world’s largest one day celebration of car culture. It attracts more than one million visitors and over 50,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.
To learn more about D-Man’s Foundation visit the website here .
To learn more about the Woodward Dream Cruise visit the website here .
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