Watertown/Carthage -- Looking to spice up your weekend with something new and exciting? Well, if you own a Harley, or any type of motorcycle, you might want to consider going on an enjoyable ride, while supporting a great cause.
This Saturday, The Chrome Diva’s are hosting the 5th annual “Ride for the Ta-Ta’s”. Registration is at 9:30am at Caskinette’s Throttle Shop at 36788 NYS RT 26 Carthage, NY 13619 . Bikers can enjoy the North Country’s fall season before the snow hits, but most importantly, ride to support and raise money for breast cancer awareness.
According to American Cancer Society “What are the key statistics about breast cancer?” most recent updated statistics, new invasive breast cancer cases will affect 226,870 women in the 2012 year and 39,510 women will die from breast cancer.
The Chrome Divas is a nationally recognized female biker club that has continued to support breast cancer awareness by promoting “Ride For Ta-Ta’s” annually. The Chrome Divas have chapters in the following U.S. locations: Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. They also have two chapters in two other countries outside of the United States, in Canada and a chapter in Australia.
Two local sponsors have made gracious donations, toward this weekend’s ride. Rick Caskinette, owner of Caskinette’s Throttle Shop has donated $1,000 and Veteran’s of Foreign War (VFW) Carthage branch, has also donated $1,000.
The Watertown Chrome Divas are lead by a range of women with unique professions and backgrounds, yet they come together for the love of the ride and the satisfaction of giving back to the community via fund raising. Stevie “Tea Cup” Smith is the Executive Director of Transitional Living Services in Watertown, NY and also is the Public Relations Coordinator with the Chrome Divas. Danielle “Hollywood” Harper is the Director of the Watertown Chrome Divas and also works at an architectural firm. Brenda “Bee-Dubya” Washburn is the Sgt. at Arms and the peace keeper of the group while Nicole “Sirun” Turck supports the group by participating and by day she is a state trooper. These are just a handful of women who are all diverse, yet they come together for a good cause. For more information on the ride, please click on this “Ride for Ta-Ta’s” link for all the details.