October, 2011 (Fifth Annual Ride)
October 25 - 27, 2010 (Fourth Annual Ride)
October 6 - 8, 2009 (Third Annual Ride)
October 13 - 17, 2008 (Second Annual Ride)
October 2 - 4, 2007 (First Annual Ride)
B R A (Bikers Riding for Awareness, Inc.) is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of Breast Cancer Survivors co-founded by Sheri Waynick and Cathy Gailey in 2006. We ride motorcycles to high schools across the state of Georgia educating Junior and Senior girls on the importance of early Breast Cancer detection (Self Breast Exams) while raising Breast Cancer Awareness.
It's very important to note that most survivors in this group did not ride motorcycles prior to joining BRA. However, their fears were conquered by taking a motorcycle safety class in order to obtain their motorcycle license. The courage that was displayed while learning how to safely ride a motorcycle was inspiring, considering some were still going through cancer treatments.
Several members had no hair, while others dropped their motorcycles because they were so weak from the cancer treatments. One found out her Breast Cancer had returned a few weeks before her class, yet with determination finished it. Another found out her Breast Cancer had returned just after completing her class. All showed the amazing will to succeed. All are heroes!
The group discovered a 16 year old girl, Andi Collins that died in 2003 of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and recently in early 2009, a 10 year old was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer. Because of these recent discoveries, BRA's passion and determination was renewed to educate and promote the importance of early Breast Cancer detection which will result in saving lives.
Breast Cancer use to be your grandmother's disease. It then became your mother's disease. Now it's YOUR disease and quickly becoming your daughter’s disease. While Breast Cancer mainly affect women, men are also victims of this disease. The youngest boy / man known to BRA was diagnosed at the early age of 14.
B R A saves lives...