WHAT:Ribbon Riders, a grass roots Orlando-based nonprofit organization that promotes breast cancer awareness and provides financial assistance to individuals in Central Florida who are fighting the disease, is hosting a weekend of fundraising events for “Go Pink! 2012” on May 5 and 6.
On Saturday, May 5, Ribbon Riders will hold a 5K walk at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford. The first 100 people to pre-register will receive an event T-shirt and a goody bag. The opening ceremony begins at 8 a.m. and will honor cancer survivors.
On Sunday, May 6, the motorcycle ride will begin at the East Orlando Harley-Davidson on Lake Underhill at 8:30 a.m. and will end at the Route 46 Entertainment District in Sanford. The first 250 participants to pre-register will receive an event T-shirt, pin and goody bag. All registrants will receive a bingo card with a route map on the back, showing three stops on the scenic route through Orange and Seminole Counties.
Ribbon Riders encourage the entire community to participate. Cars and scooters are also welcome.
From noon to 2 p.m., bikers and members of the public are invited to enjoy discounted lunch meals, games, raffles, auctions and live entertainment by The MOB at Route 46 Entertainment District in Sanford.
Pre-registration for each event costs $20 per person, or $30 for both events. To pre-register and for more information, visit www.ribbonriders.org/go-pink.
Go Pink! 5K Walk
WHEN:Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8 a.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Fort Mellon Park
600 East 1st Street
Sanford, Fla. 32771
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)
Go Pink! Motorcycle Ride
Begins: East Orlando Harley-Davidson
11898 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, Fla. 32825
Ends: Route 46 Entertainment District
4316 W. State Road 46
Sanford, Fla. 32771
CONTACT: Vanessa Tostes
About Ribbon Riders:
Ribbon Riders is an Orlando, Fla.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote breast cancer awareness and provide assistance to women and men in Central Florida who are fighting the disease. Founded in 2008, the organization is made up of professional women who love to ride motorcycles and strive to make a positive difference in the community. Ribbon Riders provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients, such as medical co-pays, rent, electricity, gas and even groceries. For more information, visit www.ribbonriders.org or call (407) 796-PINK (7465).