Bike ride raises money for breast cancer


By Ivy Potter - ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com



Bikes line Chillicothe Street preparing for fundraiser ride.


Fundraiser participants take off for the third annual ride.


(Left to right) Anissa Harr, Kris Wheeler, Kim Finley, Ruth Jones, and Susan Stephenson.


Ivy Potter | Daily Times

On Saturday, October 7th, the Third Annual Breast Cancer Compassion Fund Bike Ride was held at Frank-N-Steins in Portsmouth, with riders traveling to the Laidback, Patties and Pints, The Mill, and concluding back at Frank-N-Steins where live music, food, and raffles took place. Bar owner Scott Frasure was more than happy to support the cause.

“I’m happy to be able to help a good cause. It looks like we had a great turn out, I hope to see even more people come out next year,” said Frasure.

The ride was first put together three years ago by Steven and Kim Finley, with the help of many friends along the way, and continues to grow in popularity each year. This year over 70 bikes were registered for the ride, and approximately 450 T-shirts were sold.

The proceeds from the ride go to the Breast Cancer Compassion Fund, which provides support to Breast Cancer patients by paying for transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, mammograms, wigs, prosthetic bras, and other basic comforts and necessitates.

“We just wanted to help the community and give back. It wouldn’t have been possible without everybody here. With so much negativity surrounding this area, it feels great to have people come together to support the Breast Cancer Compassion Fund,” said Kim Finley.

“There are so many people who have been touched by this, whether it’s a survivor, someone still struggling, or someone who has a family member or friend who has been affected. If we can make an impact on one person’s life and make a change, it’s worth it.”

For Steven Finley, working in the office of Dr. Vincent Scarpinato who jump started the Compassion Fund, makes the cause very close to his heart.

“Look what we did today, getting people together and helping people,” said Mr. Finley.

Bikes line Chillicothe Street preparing for fundraiser ride.
Bikes line Chillicothe Street preparing for fundraiser ride.

Fundraiser participants take off for the third annual ride.
http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/10/web1_bikes-2.jpgFundraiser participants take off for the third annual ride.

(Left to right) Anissa Harr, Kris Wheeler, Kim Finley, Ruth Jones, and Susan Stephenson.
http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/10/web1_bikes-2.jpg(Left to right) Anissa Harr, Kris Wheeler, Kim Finley, Ruth Jones, and Susan Stephenson. Ivy Potter | Daily Times

By Ivy Potter

ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932