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Breast Ride Ever has Best Ride Ever
In May, local women, with a love of the open road, left Lawton on a week-long motorcycle ride to raise funds for breast cancer patients at the Leah M. Fitch Cancer Center.
In its third year, Breast Ride Ever has been met with great success having significantly exceeded their goal every year. The 1,600 mile ride began in Lawton and visited Harley-Davidson dealerships in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
"The highlight of our ride is meeting people along the way who share their stories with us," said Kim Johnson, Breast Ride Ever coordinator. "Over 20 women in pink riding Harleys draws attention. We get a lot of people who stop to ask us what we are doing. Some of them will give us donations."
Although the final total has not been tallied because donations continue to come in, Johnson says this year's total will exceed $20,000.
According to Johnson, a men's Breast Ride Ever is currently being planned. For more information about the Breast Ride Ever, email BreastRideEver@gmail.com.