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Local motorcyclists are riding and raising money for women with cancer in the community

This year, ABATE Region 4 motorcycle club hosted its 13th annual Pink ride.

Posted: Oct 6, 2019 6:28 PM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Dozens of motorcyclists are helping benefit women with cancer in the community.

This year, ABATE Region 4 motorcycle club hosted its 13th annual Pink ride. Proceeds through registering to ride go straight to the YWCA Women's Cancer Program.

Riders came dressed in pink to bring awareness to the cause as they rode through Greater Lafayette.

YWCA Women’s Cancer Program Director Amber Thurman said this year may have brought the biggest turnout. She said this motorcycle ride really helps make a difference.

“It allows us to fill gaps in other funding that we have,” said Thurman. “This kind of unrestricted funding allows us to really find out the individual client's needs and assist them in getting over that barrier.”

Cancer survivor Vicky Gillam agrees. She was diagnosed with cancer last November and has benefited from the cancer program’s resources.

“Groceries, with gas cards because, obviously you're off of work for a while and without their program, a lot of us would be really hurting,” said Gillam. “You know it was Christmas time and not working...and they are just amazing and I love the ABATE ride that so many people take time to go for such a great cause.”

Last year the ride raised more than $5,000 for the YWCA Women's Cancer Program.

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