Bikers Raise Money for March of Dimes
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — On the surface bikers and babies may seem like an unlikely partnership. But it’s a combination that has raised more than $6 million for March of Dimes in Kansas City.
Nearly 6,000 leather-clad, tattooed road warriors saddled up together for a cause that stirs them all. The Boulevard of Babies tells the stories of hundreds of Kansas City children whose birthdays came months before they were expected.
“They told me the outlook wasn’t good and that he didn’t have a chance,” said Jennifer Orton.
Tucker Orton shouldn’t have survived the day if you look at statistics. He weighed just over one pound. In fact, for six long minutes, he wasn’t alive. But he bounced back and today the seven-year-old March of Dimes ambassador’s worst injury is a skid mark on his chin.
The bikers have a strong bond with the kids.
“These bikers have the biggest hearts anyone could ask for when it comes to these babies,” said Bridge Swearinger.
Ed Hale and his posse celebrated their tenth year with Bikers for Babies breaking fund-raising records. The posse’s goal was an enormous $100,000. The group raised $52,000 working Kansas City’s intersections on Friday alone.
Bikers for Babies hopes to raise $600,000 from Sunday’s event.