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Posted: July 21, 2010 12:00 a.m.

Motorcycle ride is Simply the Breast

Crystal Joyner and Kim Adams have found a way to incorporate their love of motorcycles with raising funds in the fight against breast cancer. They will be holding the first "Simply the Breast" motorcycle ride benefit on Saturday July 24, starting at GG’s pizza at 9148 U.S. Highway 278.

"We sat down and tried to think about a name and had several ideas. Then we were in the car one day and the song "Simply the Best" comes on. I knew immediately that’s what the name should be," laughs Joyner. "And besides, it’s all an interesting twist; there’s nothing like seeing a bunch of people riding motorcycles in bright pink shirts."

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Atlanta two-day walk for breast cancer that will be held in October. Joyner and Adams, longtime work colleagues, will need to raise $1,000 each in order to sign up and participate for the Atlanta event.

"I did the three-day walk two years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it," Joyner said. "Then after I found out about the two-day event, I discovered that all the funds from the event will be distributed within the state of Georgia, whereas the three-day walk allocated the money throughout the country. With the two-day walk proceeds being distributed locally, and with our local background in the medical field, we felt it was more important to raise funds that were going to aid individuals in our community."

Joyner, a surgical tech, and Adams, an operating room nurse, also held a ‘Boob-a-Que" in March at Bradley’s Barbecue to kick-start their fundraising campaign. Customers were allowed to order off the menu and portions of the proceeds were donated to their cause. The event managed to raise about half of the amount needed for the Atlanta event. Joyner hopes to raise the rest of the funds with the motorcycle ride.

Registration for participants will be open 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Cost of registration is $15 per driver and $5 per passenger. The ride begins at 10:45 a.m. and will circle around Newton County, ending back GG’s Pizza. Baked goods and Simply the Breast T-shirts can be purchased throughout the event.

"The event is not limited to motorcycle riders only; anyone can stop by, buy a T-shirt, donate to our cause and even have some lunch at GG’s," Joyner said. "We’re doing what we can to help fight breast cancer and we want everyone to join in and give a hand."

For more information, visit their Facebook page ‘Simply the Breast’ or call Crystal Joyner at (678) 725-1389 or Kim Adams at (678) 898-2536. For more information about the Atlanta two-day walk, visit
http://itsthejourney.org/.

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