The threat of rain didn't stop riders from shining up their bikes and putting up their kickstands for the 4th Annual "Ride for a Cause" on July 30th. This year's event combined riders from Brandt’s Harley Davidson breast cancer ride with the Moonshine Cowboys "Ride for a Cause" — starting at two different locations, but ending up back together at Scotty's Bar for dinner, a silent auction, and raffles — all to benefit Francine's Friends.
Over 130 riders traveled from Wabash to Peru to North Manchester before returning to Scotty's Bar. Over fifty participants formed motorcycles into the shape of a breast cancer ribbon at Brandt's Harley Davidson for a wonderful tribute and "photo opt" before the official "kickstands up!" announcement.
The "fight breast cancer" fundraiser started when the Moonshine Cowboys
and Toni & Robert Metzger from 95.9 KISS FM – WKUZ Radio got
together four years ago. Toni’s sister had recently passed away from
Inflammatory Breast Cancer and she was looking for an avenue to help
others fighting cancer. The Moonshine Cowboys are a group of motorcycle riders that have a
common passion for helping their communities. They share a love for the
open road and a deep love for people and a desire to help anyone they
can. The Moonshine Cowboys are also involved in many other events during
the years including blood drives, adopting families at Christmas and
other charitable rides throughout the year. The two groups planned and hosted what has come to be an annual "fight
breast cancer" fundraiser that has grown every year, with the proceeds going to Francine’s Friends.
Click here to see photos from the 2016 event!