It’s a cause close to the Fort Saskatchewan Motorcycle Club’s heart.
On Saturday, July 6, the air of the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot in Fort Saskatchewan was filled with octane and the ground rumbled as roughly 50 motorcycles participated in the annual “Burning up the roads for a cure 2019.”
Since their first ride in 1991, the Fort Saskatchewan Motorcycle Association have raised almost $334,000 for the Cross Cancer Institute.
Cindy Supervich is the co-secretary of the club in Fort Saskatchewan.
“The ride started in 1990 because one of our founding members of the club passed away from cancer,” Supervich said. “Therefore, the existing members decided that they would like to do something to help out with research and assist with those suffering from cancer.”
The event included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and door prizes donated by the local business community.
“Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this event,” Supervich said. “Our hard-working FSMA members, sponsors, donors, the Legion, Ken’s Catering, the Alberta Cancer Foundation our supportive Mayor Gale Kathur and all the participants.”
Gale Katchur is the mayor of the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Katchur believes in the community she represents and was present on Saturday for the start your engine command.
“Congratulations to the FSMA on another successful Cancer Ride. Burning Up the Roads for a Cure 2019,” Katchur said. “They raised just over $5,800 this year which brings their overall donation to over $333,800 for Cross Cancer. The FSMA is pretty remarkable.”
Lori Tobias has been involved with this ride since 1994 and had her Harley Davidson motorcycle all shined up for the ride on Saturday. Tobias says she wouldn’t miss this event for anything.
“We as a club believe this is something we have to do,” Tobias said. “After one of our founding members, Jim Anderson passed away.”
The club has worked together as a team to do their part for cancer research in memory of Anderson whose spirit lives on through the club.
“We have a trophy that’s given to the member who contributes the most money to the cancer ride,” Tobias said. “That’s the Jim Anderson trophy.”