There is a lot of work to be done ladies. There are a million issues to be recognized and foundations to be supported if we are open to the possibilities. We are a vibrant, young, powerful community and with our consolidated efforts we can make a difference right here in our own back yard.
I love to ride. Love love love love love to ride that Harley of mine. One of the coolest benefits that come along with riding is getting involved in different Charity Runs across the region. I have done rides that have raised big $$ for Special Olympics and Little Angles. I have donated time and effort to Toys for Tots and Breast Cancer Research. We get to ride and partner with like minded women wanting to not only enjoy good company and feel the wind in our faces – but also to rev up our engines for a higher purpose. The social aspect of these motorcycle runs is a fringe benefit of the end result – turning on the light for a cause – opening eyes and bringing awareness to issues that are relevant to our selves and our community. We raise money to fund care and research and make a difference in the world and in the lives of others.
This month some very cool women are putting together a ride to benefit the Windy City Animal Foundation. What makes this ride special is it is a ride originated and orchestrated by women benefiting an organization founded by a woman. WCAF’s mission is simple:
“To help reduce the number of cats and dogs that are abused, neglected or on their way to euthanization. We will increase spay/neutering and good animal training practices through community educational programs and animal adoption placement. Through our all-volunteer rescue organization we promote community relationships and public awareness of the humane treatment of animals.”
This is the virgin voyage of this event and it would be a testament to our community to bring at least 100 women riders out for a run that will take us from the Parlour on Clark to the scenic end point of Starved Rock State Park. On August 20, 2011 we will venture out on a route that is going to be all encompassing as it leads us down beautiful Lake Shore Drive. It will take us from pavement to tree lined scenic rural pathways. Imagine the impact 100 hot and fascinatingly unique chicks will have on the roads and communities we travel – and all for a very good cause.
Calling all girls on bikes – check out the link below and find a way to be a part of this ride for a cause – we are going to have an amazing time. Besides – can you really think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in August?
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About K. Guzman
Kathy grew up all over the US - lots of east coast time. She is a surfer girl with an unabridged curiosity. A woman whose mid life awakening continues to bring her to the place she was meant to be. Her degree in Journalism/Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida is being yanked from the archives and put to good use. Her two kids are grown and rock stars in this wild world – her Harley is ready for some serious summer miles – and her heart remains open to life, women and the possibilities each day brings.