Bikers Against Breast Cancer Inc. is a nonprofit group devoted to raising money for breast cancer research funding, financial support and education. BABC holds an event every year in which hundreds of participants hop on their motorcycles for a 60-mile ride. The 2014 event is scheduled for Sunday, May 11, which is Mother's Day, and will begin at the San Jacinto Harley-Davidson store.
Not only can people ride their bikes to support the cause, but the event brings in live music, food and auctions as well. The live and silent auctions raise money for The Rose, an organization that helps women find and afford quality breast cancer treatment. So far, BABC has raised $250,000 for The Rose in its five-year run, and the 2014 ride is expected to be a huge hit.
Riders can join teams that raise money as a group. Competition heats up between the teams, as each tries to bring in the most donations.
"Everything we do, we do for the women who, without The Rose, would have nowhere else to turn," D'Etta Casto-DeLeon, staff committee chair for BABC told The Rancher. "But while we are serious about raising money, we definitely have a good time doing it. And a little competition and attempts to break records is always healthy among friends."Whizzco