What are you doing to kick off BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH?
The Ribbon Riders are literally putting their butts on the line once again! Several women motorcyclists – yes, women - are saddling up to ride 1,500 miles in less than 36 hours. Covering that much ground in that short of a time is called an “Iron Butt” ride. Members of the Iron Butt Association are called the world’s toughest riders.
So why are we doing an Iron Butt? If you have to be tough to do an Iron Butt endurance ride, you have to be even tougher to battle breast cancer.
These same women were the first women’s motorcycle organization recognized by the official Iron Butt Association to ride an Iron Butt in 2009, and repeated the feat in 2010. They’re getting ready to saddle up again! This is the Ribbon Riders’ Fourth Annual 1500 Miles for Breast Cancer. This year we starting in Orlando and heading up to the Memphis area and back to Orlando. We have the passion it takes to complete this ride in honor of the women and men we support who are fighting Breast Cancer.
Now we don’t expect you to get in the saddle and the only butt pain you might feel is a tiny pinch as you sponsor us on the ride. We know times are hard and dollars are hard to come by. So we’re asking for one dollar from every person we meet. You can spare a dollar, right? Every dollar we collect is distributed to women and men in the Central Florida area battling breast cancer. Your donation can make a difference in their lives. How cool is that?
These women are members of the Ribbon Riders - a women’s motorcycle organization in Central Florida. Ribbon Riders raise money to help breast cancer patients in central Florida with the immediate costs of breast cancer treatment – medicine, co-pays, insurance premiums, transportation, even groceries. We believe they need to focus on recovery, not on the worry of unpaid expenses.
So, all you have to do is toss in a dollar. And come Friday, October 5th, we’ll do the work. We’ll do the riding. We’ll start before dawn and our goal is to finish our 1,500 miles within 36 hours. And then we’ll let you know how we did.
The Ribbon Riders are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations may be tax deductible.
**Please join us to welcome home the Iron Butt Riders on Saturday, October 6th at 3:30pm. Seminole Harley Davidson will be hosting their arrival set for approximately 4:00pm. There will be free barbeque and entertainment. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates. Come out and support our cause while cheering the Iron Butt Riders arrival from their 1500 mile journey.