Celebrities ride Harley-Davidsons into Avon Wednesday to help raise money for AIDS research

The 5th annual Kiehl's Liferide stops

AVON, Ohio - A team of celebrity bikers rolled into Lorain County Wednesday night. The television stars, models and artists are riding more than 1,200 miles across the country, to raise money for AIDS research.

Tonight they stopped at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Avon. It's the fourth stop on the Liferide, a 12-day journey starting in Milwaukee, the birthplace of Harley. And ending in New York next week.

The 5th annual ride is raising money to benefit amfAR's AIDS research. It was started by the skincare company Kiehl's which is using wheels to help find a cure.

"I wanted to make some noise so you can't make much more noise than a motorcycle so it's a way to get out there raise funding but also get peoples attention,” said Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl’s USA.

“They've made so many strides towards fighting this disease it's like they are on the precipice of finding a cure,” said Tricia Helfer , Canadian model and actress perhaps best known by sci-fi fans as Cylon Number Six in the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica."

“It would be nice one day to be around the fire with the kids and I’m talking about back in the day and I talk about aids and the say what is that, that would be nice," said Gilles Marini , a TV star who was also featured in the "Sex in the City" movie and appeared twice on "Dancing with the Stars."

The Liferide continues Thursday and you can meet the team at Great Northern Mall. They'll be at the Kiehl's counter inside Dillards at 11:30 a.m. After that they'll roll onto Niagara Falls

For more information go to the Kiehl’s website

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