They ride along southern Saskatchewan highways for pleasure and fun.
But this time the Ladies of Harley are riding for an important cause. And on Sunday, expect to see lots of riders along Highway 1 between Regina and Moose Jaw.
The 14th-annual Breast Cancer Screening Ride is set to go Sunday in the Queen City and the trip to Moose Jaw and back will bring in some much-needed funds for the breast cancer screening bus in the province.
The Screening Program for Breast Cancer operates two permanent screening centres in Regina and Saskatoon. There are satellite centres in Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford, Prince Albert and Lloydminster.
Then, there is the mobile bus that travels throughout rural and northern Saskatchewan.
Denise Dick is on the Breast Cancer Screening Ride committee. She says having this bus which can travel to remote Saskatchewan regions is crucial.
“Because there are only two official places in Saskatchewan that you can get a mammogram, the bus goes everywhere else possible,” Dick said. “It tries to reach people who are trying to get early detection, because there is no cure for cancer.”
Dick says the ride starts Sunday at 9:30 with a breakfast and registration then the group will go down Highway 1 to Moose Jaw at 11:00.
The riders will gather at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum for a celebration, then turn around and come back to the Conexus Art Centre.
Dick says there will be nearly 100 riders taking part in the year’s event.
There is time to make a donation for the screening bus.