So many people have a sister, mother, daughter, friend, or co-worker who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and may currently be battling their way through chemotherapy treatments or experiencing changes no woman ever wants to experience. Fighting to cure breast cancer, along with all other cancers, requires the support of the community and its people to rally behind the cause.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what cooler way is there to help fight the good fight against breast cancer than to hang out around a bunch of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and spend the day with a group of people fighting for a similar cause?

Stan’s Harley-Davidson and ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) will host the third annual “Save the Headlights” event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 3. The event will begin with a 71-mile Dice Run starting at Stan’s Harley-Davidson, 4425 West Saile Drive, Batavia. Registration will be at Stan’s Harley-Davidson from 10 to 11:45 a.m. and the run will leave at noon. Cost is $20 for riders, $10 for passengers.

Upon arrival, riders and passengers will be able to take part in a 50/50 raffle and have a chance to purchase tickets for the Bike Raffle, which costs $10 per entry. Stan’s Harley-Davidson is raffling off a 2013 Harley-Davidson Black Sportster 1200 Custom motorcycle. The store will be open and “Save The Headlights” pink gear is available for purchase the day of the event.

Tickets can be purchased throughout the day, both before and after the ride to win the motorcycle. The run will start at Stan’s Harley-Davidson and end at T.F. Brown’s, 214 Main St., Batavia, with live music and food.

“This is the third year we’ve done this. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Genesee Cancer Assistance. It’s a shorter ride this year because of colder weather,” said Jason Franklin, president of ABATE Genesee County Chapter. “The ride usually welcomes 70 to 80 motorcycles.”

ABATE is a motorcycle rights organization that focuses on making the roads safer for motorcycle riders.

“We provide charity rides throughout the year and this has become one we do every year,” said Franklin.

Wear pink and don’t miss a chance to support the “Save The Headlights” event, which will feature a car cruise; bike raffle; dice run; 50/50 raffle; and basket raffle. High roll for the dice run is $100 and low roll is $25. There will not be vendors at the event this year and masks are required when unable to maintain social distancing.

“Get out and enjoy life for a good cause,” said Debbie Park, co-owner of Stan’s Harley-Davidson.

The winning raffle ticket for the 2013 Harley-Davidson Black Sportster 1200 Custom motorcycle will be pulled at the end of the ride.

For more information, contact Stan’s Harley-Davidson at (585) 343-9598 or email

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