Mercer County rides for a cure
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) – Dozens of bikers braved the cold and rain on Saturday, October 16, 2021 to raise awareness and raise funds for breast cancer.
Putting on their pinks and leathers, the Bluefield Fire Department and two local biker clubs toured the two Virgins.
“It’s stuff our local guys love to do. We love being through the community, doing community service and just trying to get a positive result, ”said Cline.
Justin Cline is a firefighter from Bluefield and organizer of the Ride 4 A Cure event. He said the idea came from Dr Randy Maxwell, a local doctor who lost his wife to breast cancer and now buys wigs and other items for breast cancer patients and survivors.
Cline said that as a biker himself, it’s a great way to have fun while doing something right.
“This is the first year and we will continue to do this every year. We’re going to be teaming up with Valkyrie’s Women’s Riding Group and we’re just going to try to make them excel for years to come, ”said Cline.
Hannah Johnson, a member of the Valkyrie Ladie’s Club, participated in the Ride 4 A Cure. She said she knows what breast cancer can do for a family and is happy to do her part.
“We have a lot of survivors who are close to us and a lot of people have lost people. Me personally my mom got breast cancer when she was pregnant with me. She survived, luckily, but it’s just good to get out here and spread the word, raise the money and do good. It feels good that you know how to help, ”Johnson said.
The ride ended with a BBQ meal from Cole Harley Davidson and a concert. All proceeds from the event will go to Dr. Maxwell’s Cancer Survivors Fund.