Bikers Battling Cancer Ride For HOPE 2019 will raise money for the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition, a 501c3 organization located in Columbus, Georgia that assists individuals and families with cancer in West Georgia and East Alabama with expenses through their Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund.
All money raised by BBC goes directly to the WCGCC. None goes to meet the expenses of the rider(s).
In 2018, I decided to ride by motorcycle to every town in the United States named “Hope” to symbolize the sense of hope that the WCGCC offers to so many people. After 21 days, 17 towns named hope from Kentucky to Washington and Arizona to Rhode Island, and 10,000 miles, I was able to raise just under $6000 for the WCGCC thanks to some great corporate sponsors and multiple individual donors both new and old. This year, I have to cut down the time I have to ride from 21 days to 10 days, and therefore will only be visiting the towns named “Hope” in the eastern U.S and covering 5000 miles. Next year I plan to return to the 21 day format. Though the ride is shorter the need has not diminished.
Cancer treatment is expensive, and the normal daily household expenses of utilities, travel, and food may be pushed aside leaving families financially vulnerable. The WCGCC works to fill this gap, and each person receiving money goes through a thorough screening process. Since BBC has teamed up with the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund in 2016, the fund has helped 87 families and distributed just over $112,000.
While the ride this year will be taking place in July, and I will be dealing with the heat of summer, rather than the cold of October, I will continue doing things with the WCGCC after the ride through the Paint the Town Pink Event on October 18th, to include the Butterfly Release and a group motorcycle ride in coordination with the Paint the Town Pink Event. So, stay tune to this page and the Bikers Battling Cancer webpage: bikersbattlingcancer.org for updates and to follow along with me on the 2019 Ride For Hope.
Help bring HOPE to those struggling with cancer.
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