RIDE TO BREAK THE SILENCE ON OVARIAN CANCER RAISES
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT!
The Dangerous Curvz’ RIDE TO BREAK THE SILENCE ON OVARIAN CANCER, held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 was a tremendous success! Approximately 350 participants, including over 240 motorcycle riders showed up to lend their support! “Team Patt”, members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter H, arrived in full force to demonstrate their love and respect for their fellow member, Patt Losey, who bravely battled ovarian cancer but unfortunately lost her battle shortly before the event. Patt’s husband, Bill, and daughter, Christine, and fellow Team Patt members, not only rode in her honor, but collected $3,372.65 in additional donations toward this event! MISS USA, Olivia Culpo, greeted the participants during Registration, signed autographs, posed for pictures and then waved the teal “flag” and instructed all riders to start their engines! Riders enjoyed a scenic 60+ mile ride through Warren & Sussex Counties, fully escorted by the Blue Knights NJ VIII. All participants were then treated to an after party at Tramontin Harley Davidson with food, prizes & entertainment by The SC Project.
Donations continued to roll in after the event bringing the total monies raised to $17,181.02! These funds go to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Northern NJ Chapter and will be used to further their commitment of raising awareness and promoting education about ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers but if diagnosed & treated early, the 5 year survival rate is 90%+. Unfortunately, fewer than 20% of cases are diagnosed in the early stage. We are proud to have had this opportunity to support such an amazing organization and are truly touched by the support we received at our event!
We would like to sincerely thank Nancy and her Staff at Tramontin Harley Davidson, Team Patt, all TEAL, Chrome & Leather Sponsors, all those that donated cash/food/prizes, all Volunteers, including spouses, family & friends, the Blue Knights NJ VIII, Vendors, all Riding and Non Riding Participants, MISS USA, Olivia Culpo, Patty McKenna of PM Photography and everyone who contributed to this event for their generosity and support! Please visit the Sponsor Tab above and support the Sponsors and Friends of Dangerous Curvz that supported this event!
To view photos of the event, visit: http://dangerouscurvz.snapfish.com/snapfish/otsc=SYE/otsi=WCR
For more information on ovarian cancer or to donate to NOCC, visit www.ovarian.org