Motorcyclists join in to support fight against breast cancer
Jun 3, 2011
Despite poor weather, women in the U.K. gathered to raise money for breast cancer through a motorcycle event, according to a new report from the Evening Times.
The bikers donned pink vests and pink decorations on their helmets. The ride took place throughout Gourock, Dunoon, Oban and Aviemore. It ended in Glasgow.
"On the last leg of the journey it rained all way down to Loch Lomond, but as we were heading for Glasgow the sun came out," said Shirley Ann, one of the participants. "All of these people who have been riding for Macmillan Cancer Support deserve every single penny of sponsorship. Thank you so much, you are all inspirational and special."
All women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms, according to the American Cancer Society. Younger women should have regular clinical exams and self-breast exams, as breast cancer can occur in women under 40. About one in eight women develop the disease at some point in her life in the U.S., reports the ACS.