Annual breast cancer charity ride another success

The Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride held the annual motorcycle charity ride Sept. 24. The group gathered at Zylstra Harley-Davidson in Elk River in the morning for a hog roast and the 100-plus-mile ride left shortly after. This year was the largest turnout of riders, with 450 bikes.

The ride ended with a post-ride party at Rockwoods in Otsego. Rockwoods served 500 people at the event, which was followed by both a silent auction and live auction along with live music provided by The Mooseknuckle Brothers.

The year’s fundraising and promotion culminated with the drawing for the brand new 2011 Harley-Davidson Street Bob. The winner was Roberta Schubert of Taylors Falls, a breast cancer survivor who coincidentally purchased her ticket from Lynnda Laubach herself.

LLBCAR raised almost $75,000 this year. Proceeds go directly to breast cancer patients. For the past seven years, the annual Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride has raised money for patients who need immediate help paying for groceries, mortgages, car payments and other living expenses while they undergo treatment. They have raised almost $350,000 since the ride’s inception.

The eighth annual ride will take place Sept. 22, 2012, open to riders and non-riders alike.
To learn more about Lynnda and LLBCAR or to make a donation, visit www.thebreastcancerride.org.

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