Saturday, December 28, 2013

Donation for 2013!!

The seventh annual Angel Ride to Save the TaTas donated $30,339.25 to the TRMC Oncology Department on Nov 15. The funds raised go to help patients with uninsured services for wigs, scarves and travel expenses during their breast cancer treatment. Pictured in front are Michele Johnson, Julie Hewitt and Judy Winninger In the second row are Lynda Lowery and Deb Schuh. Dawn Wesley, Marilyn Meier and Shirley Hottman are in back. Angel Ride members Jeana Black, Chris Dutcher, Kim Eastwood, Megan Hanna, Melissa Hansen, Karen Little, Cathy Moore, Melanie Patterson, Dawn Powell and Lana Wendland are not pictured WOW! We couldn't of done it without every ones help! Rails Bar & Grill in Eagle Grove, Pickles in Kamrar, Rungos in Stratford, Iron Saddle Saloon in Dayton & Ralphs Tap in Moorland! A huge thank you to Mark & Crissann Campbell from Amigos in Ft Dodge for all the help they gave us getting the ride ready and hosting the event the day of the ride! Rusty McNeal for DJing the Angel Ride and Curt Carlson for auctioning the donations off! Others that helped us along the way were Three Eagles Communications for advertising and getting the word out about the ride, Personality-Tees shirts in Humboldt, Kathy Reimers was awesome getting us our shirts! Party Productions and Kaleidascope Gifts in helping us sell shirts throughout the ride. Party Productions still has many shirts and hoodies yet for sale! Thanks to Lynch's Bar in Rockwell City in letting us come over there during their bike night to sell shirts along with Big Daddy Addy in entertaining us when we were there! Also thank you to Larry Jessen and Rusty McNeal for hosting the walk at the Crossroads Mall in Oct! A very special thanks to all "Our Angels", we have on our committee, they give up time with their families to help us make this event possible! It takes many people to make an event like this work! I want to thank each of you for your part in helping us, whether it be a big part or small, everyone is always very much needed! A thank you to those of you that are fighting the fight of your life to get through breast cancer, you are the real heroes in our efforts in the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas!! Without you we wouldn't have a reason to do this ride! God Bless you all! Again thank you to each and every one of you for your all you do in helping us with the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas! Take Care and God Bless you all... ~Angel Ride Girl

Friday, July 12, 2013

Twas the Night Before...

Greetings to all! It is the night before the ride, and well, just hours away before having to get things ready for the ride! The last couple days have been amazing! Thursday I got pushed in front of TV 13 camera to do a spot on TV and well this morning at 6:20am I got to see myself on TV! Wow! Then this morning was on the radio with 2 other Angels! We had fun, even tho it was early in the morning, we got through it and work the whole day through too! An Angels work is never done... But we still march on ward!! When stopping at the bank to get change for the ride, the gal working there asked where she could get a shirt as her sister saw it on the TV and wanted a shirt, I was surprise that I wasn't the only one watching it... haha I hope that we get some good coverage out it the interviews these last couple days! The weather is to be really nice! I know I can't wait to get out there and meet new people that I have emailed with and texted with! And also meet up with old friends that we don't get to see very often! It will be an exciting day I am sure!! Well knowing I have to get moving early in a few hours, I best close the blog for the night! Thanks to all that support the Angel Ride, and hope to see many of you tomorrow! Come up and say hi if you see me, would like to meet as many of my followers as possible! Take Care, and ride safe~ Angel Ride Girl

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The count down is on!

Well we are on the last days until the ride... can't believe where all the time has gone to?! Tonight we loaded up the trailer with the donations getting ready for things on Saturday! All I can say is wow there are some nice donations!! And more are expected to come in tomorrow and Saturday morning! We are getting some more per-registrations which is always good, then they don't have to wait in line on Saturday morning! There will be a breakfast served there tho, so come on down and enjoy something to eat, visit with people, or just come down and enjoy the cool bikes! But then again we will have things for people to buy, such as their 2013 Angel Ride shirts, koozies, bandanas, bracelets, pins and decals! It will be fun to look out to the crowd to see the color purple... Some may say I am not one to wear purple... this year the reason we chose purple is that is the color of survivor!! We are hoping in the near future that there will be a cure for breast cancer so show our support and wear purple! :) All of our helpers this year have done an amazing job! Going out to get donations, selling shirts, and promoting the cause! The radio station is going to talk to some of us Angels at 7am! Yes our Angels have to rise and shine early to work our wonders! Well I am going to close tonight with some thoughts and prayers of hoping that Mother Nature gives us a nice day on Saturday to ride, and that we have an awesome turn out throughout the day so that we can turn over another big check to help the patients with uninsured expenses. Hoping to beat last years total! The pedal cars in the the pictures are ones that have been donated this year! Thanks to all that support this event... Enjoy the weekend, and ride safe~ Angel Ride Girl~

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone~ This is a time of year that we enjoy riding, being with families, or camping!!! With the awesome weather that we have been having it's just nice being outside! The Angels have been working bike nights & we do have fun at them! Meeting new people, and catching up with old friends too! The best thing about working bike night is the people that come up and tell you about survivors in their families or friends going thru breast cancer now, and they are helping each other through the tough times! Being a friend to all helps life for many to be better! There is a count down to the ride coming up, we have 3 more bike nights to do! Hopefully you can make it to one of them, and get your new Angel Ride merchandise or per-register for the ride coming up! We are now taking credit cards! I know this will help some as not everyone carries cash all the time! Thanks in advance for helping us to raise money for breast cancer patients with uninsured expenses!! Ride Safe! Angel Ride Girl~~

People you meet along the way...

Wow! This coming Saturday is the ride, I am not sure where the time has gone this year! The weather has been awesome for riding lately! Two wheel therapy is what I call it. After a long day sometimes its just nice to have a long ride to clear your head & take a deep breath of the wind your riding into to make things seems a little less stressed! Well for some that works out, but for others maybe not so! At bike night at Amigos the 2 weeks ago, while working the table of selling shirts, and misc Angel Ride items, a guy came up to me. I've seen him around town, not sure of his name, I have always stopped to talk to him! He started to tell me about his sister that he lost this February to breast cancer. She was 52 years old. Oh my, this is very hard for him to talk about, and well, hard to know what to say. He said that he had other sister, aunts that he'd hope that they wouldn't get breast cancer as well. We were selling coasters that had saying on them and had been tied together, so we took them apart so that he could find the right ones to give to his sisters, and aunt! You could tell that he felt at ease being able to talk about, looking over the different sayings, and being able to feel free to talk about it... Last week we went to Rockwell City Lynchs for bike night... we had a nice crowd & they always make us feel welcome there! Big Daddy Addy the DJ does an amazing job there! And he supports us Angel Ride girls 100% !!! Here again we had a few gals come up to tell us their stories! One was wearing the red hat lady's shirt which is purple! She told me she was a 4 year survivor! As I told her congratulations and wishing her many years of survival, another gal came up to us to get a purple koozie! Telling us at the table that her mother passed away 43-45 years ago. She said she was a small girl when her mother passed. As she talked she said they didn't know as much about breast cancer as they do now, and had hope that they find a cure soon. It is amazing how strong these women are, and men as they tell their stories to others. I think that it is awesome that they can talk about their stories, as it gives others courage to fight their battle(s) too!! Today I had a call, a guy wanting the last years Dudes for Boobs shirt! The one store that sells them had him call me! I looked downstairs and had his size! He told me that he could pick it up at bike night this Wed!I had no problem saving it back for him. I had also asked him if he had seen this years shirt?? I was referring to the "Booty for Boobies" shirt, he said he saw the gray one, but didn't look at it, and said that the purple wasn't his color! I said the reason we went with the purple is that it is a SURVIVOR color! He said he knew that and he himself was a survivor! Yes it took me by surprise, but on the other hand... my sons choir teacher, and another elderly man I know of has died of breast cancer. I told him this too. Many may think that it is weird that a man can get breast cancer, but it can happen. So for anyone if you have a pain, a lump or any questions about your chest, please get it checked out because early detection saves lives... some of these people that I have talked to lately are living proof it can! And some are not as lucky. We can only pray that some day soon they will find a cure! So this Saturday when the ride for the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas is going on, look around you at the people that are there, as I know there are going to be some that are survivors, some that are just beginning to fight their battle with breast cancer, and some that are there because they know someone that has passed from it. Stop and listen to their stories, as some times it helps others to be able to just talk about it! Remember to "Treasure Her (or His) Chest" "Booty for Boobies" (they both mean the same!!) And you will be amazed at the people that you meet along the way! Take Care~ Ride Safe~ Angel Ride Girl~~

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Having a day of fun!

Finally after many bike nights of rain, we finally get a good day to go down to Amigo's to set up and sell Angel Ride merchandise! There was a good turn out there as Mason City Harley was down there rolling for the Harley bike! That always brings a crowd! We sold a few shirts and Angel Ride items, but the big thing was we were offering per-registration for the ride! We had a couple come and sign up, and hopefully over the next few bike nights, we will have more sign up!! And if they can't make it to bike night for signup, Kaleidoscope Gift and More 925 Central Ave Fort Dodge, Iowa, Melissa has registration forms there! Plus a large supply of Angel Ride shirts and misc items! There is also shirt available at Party Productions 1919 1st Ave N Fort Dodge, IA! Last night at bike night we did a 50/50 where you get half the pot and the other half goes to the Angel Ride! Well there were $418 sold so the guy that won it got $209! Well to our surprise, as I handed him the money, he handed it back to me! That gives you shivers up and down my spine! He got a round of clapping, that was truly amazing! Then after that, a business owner here in Ft Dodge, came up and gave me $100 bill! Wow! All I can say is WOW! The supporters are awesome! I did have a couple people that came to the table, one was a gal that bought a tank top for her and her friend, she had breast cancer. Another that said her friend was just going through it, and we talked how her friend is lucky to have the support of her friends and family. It is interesting of how open some are about their stories and journeys through their cancer dealing. I think it is an inspiration to others that may have someone they know get it or if they themselves get it! This is where pay it forward comes into effect! I was in touch with an old friend that is planning to get together a car wash for us! With the rainy weather, it's looking like it will be the week after the right, but that ok, as we don't turn over the money until Oct! (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) In the picture is Melissa and me! She just got this T-Bucket rod, and on the front of it is a beast cancer ribbon! She will have many pink details added to it over the winter! She gave me a short ride in it yesterday! That put a smile on my face that lasted a long time! Thanks Melissa! We are hoping that the weather holds up for people to ride, I know not every day is going to be good for rides, bit those are days that you can get your other things done! Just be safe in riding! Thanks for following my blog... ~Angel Ride Girl~

Monday, May 20, 2013

Treasure Her Chest is this years theame!

The weather has been playing with us all this year~ It was so nice in March that people had their bikes out and then in May we got some snow~ It's Iowa! Never know what the weather will throw at us sometimes! Just remember to be careful when riding your bikes out there not always do cars or trucks look for bikes! The Angel Ride is in full swing this year! The shirts are in and you can get yours at Party Productions 1919 1st Ave So Ft Dodge and also at KaLeiDasCope Gifts 925 Central Avenue Fort Dodge! The short sleeved T-shirts are $15, long sleeved are $20, hoodies are $30 and women's tanks are $15! We will have a new guys shirt this year, and we should have them in a week or so! Andy that designed out our shirts this year did an amazing job! The Angel has metallic wings, so we could giver her extra strength to help her in her battle with breast cancer! Along with the pink breast cancer ribbon! We put this all on a dark purple shirt as purple is the survivor color!! We have had a good response to this years shirts! Kathy at Personali-Tees 913 N 14th St Humboldt has been a great person to work with these last 3 years!! Don't know what I would do with out her help! The route is all planned too! The businesses helping us out this year are awesome! I can't wait to work with them throughout this ride! If anyone is interested in helping out this year go to the Angel Ride Facebook sight and leave us a message!! We are always looking for new helpers or donations of any kind!! Thanks for helping support the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas!! ~~ Angel Ride Girl~~

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Getting the 2013 year started!

I know some of you are not even thinking about getting your bikes out to ride with the cold winds blowing and snow is due to start up again. But on the other hand the Angel Ride committee has been getting their wheels spinning in their heads any way!! July 13, 2013 is our date for the ride! Mark your calendars! We are getting the route all figured, and starting to get donations! IF you have a business or individual and are willing to give us a donation for this years ride, please go onto facebook (Angel Ride to Save the TaTas) or send us a note on Any donations is a great help of any kind to help us raise funds for the breast cancer patients! Please follow us on our facebook for up coming events that we maybe having, and the shirt designs will be coming out soon, and I know I can't wait to see it, and show it off! Always some thing new going on! Also if you want to be on board for the planning and helping out committee, please contact us! Thanks again for following us... Angel Ride Girl