(Torrington, CT) – The Torrington based “Free Spirit” Lady Harley Riders Motorcycle Club has recently made a donation of $1,600 to the Cancer Care Fund of Litchfield Hills. The funds were raised at the group’s 10th annual fund-raiser held this past September in Colebrook, CT, which featured music by Bad Penny, over 40 donated raffle items, and monetary contributions from many area businesses.
This was the tenth consecutive year the group has raised money for the fund. They have donated over $23,000 in total since they began contributing. The donations are used to assist and support cancer patients residing or receiving care in northwest Connecticut through care, treatment, education and prevention programs.
Each year, support and donations for the event have risen allowing the group a greater ability to help others. Unfortunately, cancer has become all too familiar to many people and their families so “Free Spirit” members understand both on a personal and a family level the importance of the fund’s mission.
The woman of “Free Spirit” are honored and humbled to associate with amazingly strong giving people of all ages. They would like to highlight and thank all the supporters and contributors of this year’s event including Don Clady for promoting the event in the CT Cruise News and all of the club member’s family, friends and those who attended the event. Free Spirit members are a group of like minded professional women who share the passion of riding and love for the open road and are bonded by their involvement in community service. Their insignia is a purple rose with the crossbones, which symbolize women, femininity and companionship.
The Center for Cancer Care offers a range educational programs and support groups dedicated to assisting patients, families and care givers facing the challenges of cancer and a comprehensive care network of medical and radiation oncology services. For more information call, 860-561-0160.
PHOTO CAPTION: Executive Director Ellen Ebbs (Left) and Board Member Dr. Frank Vanoni, (Right) of the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills accept a $1,600 donation from Connie Pratillo of the Free Spirit Lady Harley Motorcycle Club.