Frank N Steins Annual Breast Cancer Compassion Fund Ride took place last Saturday and raised more than $15,000, which supports patients under active cancer care.
Riders, who each paid a $10 fee, departed from Frank N Steins on Chillicothe St., Portsmouth just before noon and rode to the Laidback Riverbend Pub, and ended the evening back at Steins for food, music, and raffles.
The ride was first put together four years ago by Steven and Kim Finley, and with the help of many friends and sponsors, the event grows in size each year. Last year the ride raised just over $8,000, and this year’s grand total has nearly doubled that amount.
“The event was a great day! It’s an emotional day for us to see the support we get from the community and to hear the stories of how the Breast Cancer Compassion Fund has reached out and helped family members and friends. It keeps us motivated each year to want to do more to help,” said Kim Finley. “I’d like to thank each of our sponsors this year for helping make this event such a success!”
Finley stated that some major sponsors of the event this year were A-1 Auto Glass, Frank & Steins, The Laidback, Jim & Joes Garage, Factory Link, Riverbend, Snyder Printing, BWC Trucking, Memorial Burial Park, Tyler Webb Amusement, Junkyard Hogz, Neal Hatcher Realtor, Smith’s Pharmacy, Tim Short Auto Group, Buckeye Dairy Bar, G Vapor, Impact Shirt Factory, Dr. Vincent Scarpinato, Tim Hortons, Community Choice, Worthington Signs, Sweet Southern Tan, and Rent 2 Own.
Over 600 t-shirts commemorating the event were sold, with a total of 91 bikes in attendance. All proceeds from the event went to the Breast Cancer Compassion Fund, and a check for the total amount of $15,100 was presented to Scarpinato, surgeon at Southern Ohio Medical Center Breast Center.
Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932