Friday, January 4, 2013
On Feb. 9, if you think you’re seeing everything pink, don’t worry. That’s when the PINK RIDE snowmobilers will be maneuvering along local trails to raise money to help fight breast cancer.
The ride got off to a bumpy start last year because the mild winter brought little snowfall. But that didn’t deter the Hollis Nor’easters snowmobile club.
They called the event “The little PINK RIDE that could.” And, indeed it did.
They turned the event into a walk and managed to raise $3,000 to benefit cancer research.
This year, we’re hoping a nor’easter lands in New Hampshire a week or two before the ride so they’ll be plenty of snow.
Several groups are expected to join the Hollis Nor’easters on their quest this year, including the Brookline Icebreakers, the Merrimack Sno-Buds, and the Wilton Lyndeborough Winter Wanderers.
These groups deserve kudos for turning their fun activity into a way to help fight a disease that affects women and men, their families and caretakers.
If you can’t take part in the ride, consider making a donation online at www.noreasters.org/pink_ride.
And cross your fingers that the trails will be paved with lots of packed snow to ride.