The Newport Car Museum has teamed with Sailing Heals, a non-profit in Marblehead, Mass. that serves cancer patients in Rhode Island and several states, to host a fundraiser at the Museum on Friday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. In addition to exploring six separate galleries filled with more than 70 cars, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres along with a raffle for over a dozen generous items. Sailing Heals hosts cancer patients and their caregivers on healing escapes at sea aboard private sailing vessels. Several Aquidneck Island sailors donate their boats, time and energy to the program.

Tickets are $75/person and sales benefit Sailing Heals and Mass General Cancer Center. They can be purchased in advance at or at the door.

For more information contact Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 401-848-2277.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.