People Helping People
Midland Eagle Riders
Vice President.....Doug Marsh
"The purpose of the Midland Eagle Riders group is to have fun in a family oriented organization dedicated to the enjoyment of motorcycle safe riding, while supporting our community and the good of the order. The Midland Eagle Riders group will raise funds for various community charities and for the charities of the Aerie and Auxiliary of Midland FOE #2110 in a positive and meaningful way."
Meeting Dates/Times: The first Tuesday of every month @ 7 p.m.
March through October
Eagle Rider dues are $20 per year. (Must be an Eagle member in good standing.)
----------2017 Luv Ride----------
Luv Ride Raises $7,000
The results of the 9th Annual Luv Ride are in — and through the miles, silent auction, 50/50 drawings and more, giving added up to the biggest total ever turned over to Cancer Services of Midland. “I’m proud of the bikers in the Midland area,” said Denise Dehn, Eagle Riders President.
There’s good reason behind the sentiment — the $7,000 in donations this year by far surpasses yearly past averages of about $4,000. Cancer Services Executive Director Susan Dusseau, and Denise Freer, a volunteer and board member, were on hand to receive the check. “Nobody knows what it’s like to go through cancer until it’s your family,” Dusseau said, adding nothing in a person’s past can prepare them for the experience. “To know you have the support of so many people makes all the difference.” “That’s phenomenal,” Freer said of the Luv Ride donation.
The ride, out of the Midland Eagles 2110 on Aug. 9, 2014 visited various Eagles clubs from Midland to West Branch. There were about 130 motorcycles. “It was a beautiful day for the ride,” Dehn said. The funds raised will be used at an event chosen by children battling cancer, she said, adding an intern from Cancer Services polled the children and found they unanimously wanted to visit water parks. “It’s so important to thank bikers who do so much for charities,” Dehn said, adding nine times out of ten, when she rides it’s for a charity. She doled out a thank you to everyone who supported and attended the ride, including riders from Midland and surrounding communities.
This isn’t the last of the Eagle Riders’ involvement with Cancer Services of Midland. “Midland Eagle Riders will be involved with Cancer Services’ Sharing Tree,” Dehn said. Jim Duncan urged people to check out a board at the local Eagles club, at 2934 E. Monroe Road, listing the names of the 150 businesses and individuals who donated and volunteered to make the event a success, and patronize those businesses.
NOTE: The Eagle Riders hold a yearly fundraiser for Kids with Cancer called the Luv Ride. We are not affiliated with loveride.org