Motorcyclists Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness
Bikers in Peoria, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, are just two examples of people who have recently raised money for breast cancer awareness and provided additional funding for medical centers. According to the Peoria Journal Star, the cancer organization Bikers for Ta-Tas raised $45,000 in July on a 140-mile ride.
Nancy Borum and her friends did their first ride for breast cancer health in 2008 when 15 people raised $150. The event continued to grow and has raised nearly $150,000 for breast health programs at UnityPoint Health-Methodist Foundation since 2009.
The $150 that was raised during the first Bikers for Ta-Tas ride was donated to by the group to a friend with breast cancer who then used the money to help pay for expenses that were incurred during her treatment.
“It’s humbling to see the generosity of everyone who wants to give,” Borum told the source. “It’s our way of giving back and riding to do it.”
In Minneapolis, motorcyclists are hopping on their bikes for the Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. The group’s goal is to help people who are battling breast cancer. According to Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO, the ride will take place on Aug. 23, and all of the money will go directly to breast cancer patients.
The ride is named after Lynnda Laubach who was diagnosed with the disease. Although she lived, she had to undergo expensive and rigorous treatments. As a result, her family needed help paying for basic living needs.
WCCO reported that the bikers want to help patients pay for their mortgages and other monthly bills so they can focus on healing.
These are just two of many rides that take place across the country every year to help breast cancer patients and raise awareness of the disease.