The "Hog Wild for a Cure" raffle - with a grand prize of a 2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle - is raising funds for the Brainerd Lakes Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Confidence Learning Center.
All proceeds will be split down the middle by both organizations. The drawing will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Confidence Learning Center, 1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Drive, East Gull Lake. Participants need not be present to win.
The motorcycle has classic features, including retooled nostalgic saddlebags, full front and rear fenders, half-moon rider footboards, chrome low-profile console, rigid-mounted twin cam 96B engine, detachable king-size Lexan windshield and sculptured passenger pillion. It's being displayed this summer at events throughout the Brainerd lakes area and at the Confidence Learning Center.
"We're having a ball with the Harley," Kelly Simons, president of the Brainerd Komen, said in a news release. "It gets a lot of attention at community events because it's absolutely gorgeous. It's going to make someone a very happy owner. But more importantly, it's going to play a role in helping us find a cure for breast cancer. So whether you've always dreamed of owning a Harley or not, purchasing a raffle ticket gets us that much closer to silencing this quiet killer."
"This Harley raffle is a unique partnership with another nonprofit organization," said Cathe Picek, special events director of Confidence Learning Center. "We each have shared the responsibility of displaying the bike and selling the raffle tickets. We're pleased that the proceeds will benefit two very worthwhile causes in our community."
To find out where to see the bike this summer and where to buy raffle tickets interested persons may call 828-2344.
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