Lebanon, N.H., On Saturday, September 7, 2019, The Ribbon Ride (formerly known as the Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride) will travel through the mountains of Vermont and the countryside of New Hampshire to raise funds for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC).
As our knowledge of cancer has grown, so, too, have the types of identified cancers. Each kind of cancer has a color awareness ribbon associated with it, and thus the new name for the ride: The Ribbon Ride.
Riders are encouraged to “Leave your back pegs down for those we've lost to cancer" as they embark on the 103-mile ride. The ride kicks off with a continental breakfast at Twin States Harley Davidson, in Lebanon, NH, and ends at Jesse’s restaurant, back in Lebanon, with a delicious lunch. Pick up a poker card at each of the stops along the way to try your luck at collecting the best hand during the ride. Prizes will be awarded for highest fundraiser and for best poker hand.
Funds raised from the ride support leading edge cancer research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center affiliated with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The ride also benefits patient supportive services that provide compassionate services for cancer patients and families including support groups, massage, art and writing programs, transportation assistance, and more.
The GMMR began in 2003 when John Brasseur and his brother, Matt, - witnessing their aunt Diane Yunggebauer’s struggle with cancer - decided to use their passion for riding to raise money for cancer research. Since then, the ride has raised more than $320,000 for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Come join a great group of motorcyclists riding for a reason and register today at www.TheRibbonRide.org
For more information about Norris Cotton Cancer Center, see www.cancer.dartmouth.edu