First, I would like to say a special thank you to Dave & Char Pike for their very generous donation to the PRR. Not only this year, but in past years, their generosity has been heartfelt and a true miracle to those in need.
Now, the bad news – one of the long time volunteers for the PRR was not with us this year. He lost his battle with cancer. The thing that makes events like this so important to Kim and I, is this statistic.
Now, for the good news – 127 Michigan Pink Ribbon Riders raised over $57,000!!
The cost for the ride was $115 per person to sign up for this event – which included Friday night pizza, chili, cheese sticks and fried mushrooms, a silent auction and live music. Saturday morning, there were donuts, hot breakfast sandwiches, coffee and juice. Saturdays lunch, was held at the Lake of the North’s clubhouse. Volunteers served hot dogs, chili, vegetable soup, coffee, tea and dessert (which included about 15 different kinds of dang good cookies!). Saturday Night’s banquet included, Ham, Fried Chicken, chili, cheesy potatoes, green beans and salad. A live auction, bra decorating contest, sled decorating prizes and award presentations were also included in Saturday nights’ events.
This sounds like it is all about the food – it is not. This is a very moving, emotional, heartwarming weekend. Jodie McKay (co-founder of PRR) does 7 of these events throughout the winter, she also does 4 – wheeler and golf benefits in the summer – and EVERY single event is very close to her heart.
She cares about everyone who has ever been affected by this disease. If you are not related to or personally know someone with cancer or has had cancer, no matter what kind, you are now in the minority of Americans.
Every month of the year, PRR donates from $15,000 – $40,000 to breast cancer patients, $500 per person. 88% of all the money raised through PPR, goes directly to cancer patients for them to use in whatever way necessary.
No money goes toward research or big corporations – All the money goes directly to those who need it the most.
If you have never seen over 100 snowmobiles start up at the same time, have a Police Road block to start you off in the morning, and you truly care about others in need – please think about joining us next year for the Pink Ribbon Ride and make a difference in another persons life.
Dennis and Kim WeberShare