HSR Cares: Expanding Upon Their Legacy of Supporting Dialysis Patients

High Seas Rally 2020
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The High Seas Rally Proudly Announces an Expanded Mission
Navigare Cares

The High Seas Rally is honored to carry on the awesome HSR legacy of supporting dialysis patients by providing them with an incredible all-expenses paid vacation on the high seas, while also expanding our mission in 2020 to honor and support Military Veterans and First Responders.

With Debbie’s Dialysis Fund winding down, High Seas Rally Executive Directors Chris Hearing and Greg Laubach formed Navigare Cares and teamed up with Dialysis at Sea to provide treatment to 10 dialysis patients on the 2020 sailing. This effort is being funded by Chris and Greg for 2020. All money raised before and during the 2020 cruise will be used to fund the dialysis program in 2021. We look forward to accepting patient nominations in May.

HSR host Xavier Muriel was brought onboard for 2020 not just because he is an awesome bike builder and great guy, but also because he shares our commitment to fighting back against kidney disease, an effort that is near and dear to his family. From Day 1, Xavier’s motivation to join the team and build a custom HSR motorcycle has been the impact HSR has on those receiving dialysis treatment.

Salute to Service:

Chris and Greg are honored to announce that the High Seas Rally will also build and support programs for our Military and First Responders. The entire HSR team is humbled that so many service members and emergency personnel make the High Seas Rally their annual vacation. We previously announced a Salute to Service day on the 2020 cruise, but that is only the start of a long-term commitment by HSR to support the men and women who sacrifice so much for all of us.

Don’t miss out on helping to support these important missions and enjoying the World’s Only Biker Rally at Sea. Click here to join us in December.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Active and Veteran U.S. and Canadian Military receive a 5% discount off the cabin price on the High Seas Rally. This discount is also extended to First Responders. Click here to see all the ways you can save.

High Seas Rally Dialysis Fund is a DBA of Navigare Cares, Inc., a Maryland not for profit corporation in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status.

CELEBRATING LIFE:
Sending Thoughts & Prayers for Joe Diffie
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We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Joe Diffie’s passing on Sunday due to complications from Coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.

We’ve always loved his music, and as all of the many tributes for Joe express, he was a genuinely good man with amazing musical talent. In recent weeks, we started to get to know Joe more as we prepared to have him on board the 2020 rally cruise. He was extremely excited to sail and perform for you all in December. He will be missed.

As a community of bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts, cruisers and rally fans, we are all in this together. Please stay safe and continue to support each other. We know we will come out of this stronger and more appreciative of our health, family, friends and all of our freedoms.

FROM THE GARAGE WITH XAVIER:
We Now Have a Complete Roller!
Xavier's Custom Bike Build:

Xavier Muriel has checked in from his garage in Texas to provide us an update on HSR’s custom bike build. Both rims now have rubber on them and the front end has been selected!

Now you may be asking yourself, “Why does the front end look funny?” Well, Xavier points out that he’s working in a mock stage.

As the build continues, Xavier will modify the Lowers by shaving off unwanted pieces to make it look extra cool and custom. Xavier has also started the mock on the rear fender, by spacing and aligning the rear wheel to the center of the frame. Correct spacing is VITAL for the bike to track true running down the road, Xavier says. When the fender is in position, he will begin cutting and welding to start crafting the killer custom look.

The Bars and Risers are now in house. As is the Paul Cox Rigidaire seating system, which allows the driver to use a small manual pump to inflate the seat for the most comfortable ride, while not sacrificing the always classic look of a chopper.

Next up? Installation of the motor, tranny and belt drive, then fabrication of the oil tank before moving toward the front of the build. “I always start at the rear of the bike and work my way forward,” Xavier says.

Remember, the custom motorcycle will be going home with a very lucky member of the HSR community after the 2020 cruise. Stay tuned for more updates From The Garage With Xavier!

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