Pink and silver custom motorcycle supports breast cancer
Mar 21, 2011
Garwood Custom Cycles has teamed with Komen NC Triad Affiliate to create a custom motorcycle dedicated to breast cancer victims, according to Dealer News.
The motorcycle, which is silver and pink, is a Kawasaki 636 that was on display earlier in March at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, as part of the Women Ride experience display.
Another custom bike, a Suzuki GSXR 600, also made by Garwood, was commissioned by Jennifer Lee as a memorial tribute to her mother who passed away from breast cancer.
Anna Eichhorn, the executive director of the Komen NC Triad Affiliate, said that Garwood Custom Cycles was extremely responsive to the proposal of making a motorcycle in support of breast cancer, according to TopNews.com.
Steve Garwood, a consultant for the motorcycle company, said that real life stories of breast cancer inspired them to build the bike.
About one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society, which recommends yearly mammograms for all women over the age of 40.