Matt and Lisa are CT natives, married in 1987 and have 3 adult children which they couldn't be more proud of.
Matt's full time job is in metal production, but he puts just as much time into his wood burning hobby turned
business, Burntupwoodburning.
Lisa is a health care worker for the State of CT DDS. She has been working with developmentally disabled
adults for over 35 yrs. Lisa also LOVES to cook!
Both Love camping, music, temps over 70, spending time with the kids, getting out on the motorcycle and
volunteering. They have been involved in youth groups, for many years it was all Boy Scouts and BMX!
Matt and Lisa are beyond excited to launch the Ride For Hope Connecticut and to share the
mission of the BriProject!

Connecticut Registration

Ride for Hope represents an awareness for the very deadly Choking Game, Mental Health and Teen Suicide. A local group of bikers come together to support Babette Canacari and her family in their mission, a mother who has grieved the loss of her 12 year old daughter to the "Choking Game" on June 19, 2010 and the Loss of her Husband, and father of her children to suicide on March 26, 2015 5 years after the death of their Daughter Brianna. If you would like to participate in our Ride For Hope fundraiser or if you or someone you know is grieving the loss of someone due to "Choking Game" or "Teen Suicide" and could use the support offered with this foundation, please email us at or call 303-305-9981.

Ride for Hope Angels

If you have lost a loved one to Suicide or The Choking Game and would like to honor them and keep their memory alive, and share their story, we have our Angel signs that we use at events and would love to share your story. We believe it's important to show the faces and talk about our loved ones.
Because of our wonderful sponsors and donations we are able to give these at no charge to you.
The sign measures 18''x24" and will be printed on a corrugated board.
Please email a high resolution or good quality photo of your loved one along with their name to

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