Angel Ride succeeds

To the editor:

The ninth annual Angel Ride to Save the TaTas was a huge success on July 11. Close to 500 riders went on the ride, plus many other showed up later to participate in the fun activities at Amigos.

We would like to thank Mark and Crissann Campbell and the staff at Amigos for help hosting the Angel Ride this year – for letting us set up at bike nights, serving an awesome breakfast the morning of the ride to the delicious pork loin meal afterwards.

A special thanks to our stops that helped us out through the day, Antlers Pub & Grill, Clare; Wes’s Place, and The Bud Barn, Rolfe; Ernie’s Harley Davidson, Algona; One More, Renwick; and Millers Landing, Humboldt. They provided great service to the many people that stopped there.

Thanks to Double M in Fort Dodge for our shirt printing, and Party Productions for selling shirts for us. (They are still selling shirts.)

A very big thanks to all the businesses and citizens that made donations this year and to all the people who attended our event, all of you are amazing. We also want to thank auctioneer Curt Carlson and DJ Joel Johnson for helping out the day of the ride. Also the staff at Digity Cos,, for helping us promote the ride every chance they could. It takes so many people to make an event like this work out and we couldn’t make it happen without your generosity. A special thank you to our guest speakers Mary Jo Hinds and Michelle Enriquez. It isn’t easy to get up and speak in front of a large group of people but you did an amazing job.

To our special Angels “thank you” for everything you do to help out to make this event a success: going out to get donations, planning and working the event. We appreciate each and every one of you. It isn’t easy with our busy lives to put on a big event like this and it wouldn’t be possible without your help.

We will be turning over the money that was raised in October as that is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every penny counts, every patient matters.

Thank you again to the public, and all those that participated in our event, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford. Remember: “Early detection saves lives.” Please join us on Facebook: Angel Ride to Save the TaTas.

Lynda Lowery

Dawn Wesley

Fort Dodge