Ride for a Cause: Local mothers and bikers raising funds and awareness about childhood cancer

Event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday
Posted at 7:28 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 10:29:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Two local mothers, who lost their young sons to childhood cancer, are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease.


Sherie Richardson: “My son was Daren Richardson and he had just turned 17 when he passed in March.”


Diane Proctor: “My son was Ben ‘The Giant Slayer’ Martinez...he was 11 at the time of diagnosis and he took his last breath when he was 14-and-a-half years old.”


Richardson and Proctor are fighting to help other families in similar situations.


Before losing their sons to cancer, both women came across the Southern San Joaquin Valley Riders, who they say were touched by their sons’ lives.


On Saturday, May 13th, the local riders will be raising money, starting at the Bakersfield Harley Davidson at 10 am.


Bikers will be riding to Brooklyn’s Barbeque, where there will be more festivities and prizes to win.


Everyone is invited to join.




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