If you're out today and you see a large group of women riding motorcycles, smile. They're riding to raise money for breast cancer.
The month of May is designated as Women's Riding Month by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. In May of 2010 , 30 women rode 1,500 miles and raised over $7,200 for the Susan G Komen Foundation. The money helps those in need of help— help with babysitting, wigs, utility bills, etc.—while having chemotherapy.
This year the riders hope to raise $10,00 for the foundation.
"Susan Hay, general manager of pro-team Harley Davidson and myself decided over two years ago that we would love to come up with some type of special women's ride for the month of May," said Sara Newman, special events manager for Harley Davidson World. "Well, it just seemed obvious to us to ride for a purpose and that purpose was breast cancer awareness."
The riders left Lawton, Oklahoma yesterday and rode to Wild West Harley Davidson here in Lubbock.
They left the parking lot at 9:30 this morning and will be riding to New Mexico where their ride will end.