The Mountain Shadow Riders of Colorado Springs held its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southeastern Colorado.
The Mountain Shadow Riders are a local chapter of Women on Wheels (WOW), an organization dedicated to “unit[ing] all women motorcycle enthusiasts for recreation, education, mutual support, recognition, and [promoting] a positive image of motorcycling.”
On Saturday, October 4, these women used their love of motorcycles to raise awareness about breast cancer, another important women’s issue. As of 2014, more than 2.8 million women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
More than 300 riders showed up to support the cause. Despite the female-friendly mission of the ride, a large portion of the turnout was men who were not afraid to show their support. Many wore pink shirts, bandanas, tutus: a few brave souls even chose to dye their hair and beards pink!
Supporters cited different reasons for participating in the ride: friends and family members who have suffered from breast cancer, personal diagnoses or just an overall commitment to women’s health. Riders hoped to contribute towards finding a cure, both by raising awareness and dedicating all proceeds to the Southeastern Colorado chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Colorado Motorcycle Attorney
Motorcyclists have a long history of using their hobby to promote awareness of important issues. Below, you can see the local attorneys of Metier Law Firm sponsoring the 2013 Realities Ride, a fundraiser for a local children’s charity.
Metier Law Firm understands the connection motorcycle riders have to their community, and we strive to support them by offering affordable, experienced legal counsel whenever they need it.
[Did You Know: Nearly 25 percent of all motorcyclists are female (that’s one out of every four riders.]
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