The Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride to raise money for cancer research is Sunday, August 18th. The 110 mile ride begins and ends at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, NH. There is a party after the ride at the Center, where there will be a BBQ, live music and door prizes, raffles.
The ride began 11 years ago by John and Matt Brasseur to raise money to support their aunt, Diane Yunggebauer, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Diane is now a breast cancer survivor and a participant in the event.
Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Registration is $150 for a rider and passenger and includes snacks, tee-shirt, light breakfast and BBQ. Riders can register online at the ride web site. You can also choose to sponsor a rider.
This year's goal is to raise $30,000 for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, where Diane recieved much of her care. Funds raised support cancer research -- including clinical trials -- state-of-the-art equipment and services such as massages, support groups and libraries. Diane directly benefitted from innovative drugs and surgical procedures in her treatment.