Hundreds of motorcyclists ride for a reason

SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 400 motorcyclists took to the streets of Southampton Sunday for the 3rd annual “Wicked in Pink Ride” for cancer.

October is breast cancer awareness month, but the “Wicked in Pink Ride” supports all types of cancer.

Chicopee resident David Fogg told 8News sister station 22News he came to support his wife, and everyone else who’s battling cancer. “This is a disease that’s widespread, that affects everybody and anybody. It doesn’t matter age, race, religion, so it’s something everybody should be involved in,” he said.

Phillip Edwards- Fogg knows firsthand how widespread the deadly disease is. He won his battle against lung cancer, and now, wants to remind others they never have to go through the fight alone. “Whether it be breast, bone, bladder, lung, knowing that I’m making a difference for somebody and they’ve made a difference for me just brings out the best,” he said.

The sea of pink on Sunday didn’t just make a difference for everyone at the event. It will soon make a difference for cancer patients in the Pioneer Valley by helping them pay for critical services.

Ruth Ann Fogg is currently battling two types of cancer. She said raising money for cancer patients will help more than many people could ever imagine. “You raise money so you can pay for the radiation, the chemo, the suffering they have to go through, the medications they have to go through,” she said.

All of the money raised will go towards Mercy Hospital’s Patient Services Fund to help cancer patients with financial issues cover the cost of fighting the deadly disease.

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