Bikers for Ta-Tas presents check to Methodist Foundation

By WEEK Producer

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 6:51 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A group of area bikers are going above and beyond to fight breast cancer here in central Illinois.

The group "Bikers for Ta-Tas" presented the Methodist Foundation with a check for $38,000.

The funds were raised by the annual "Bikers for Ta-Tas" ride. More than 1,200 riders participated in this year's event.

In its first year, the group raised just $150. Now in its 5th year, the ride raised $38,000 for breast cancer treatment and prevention.

Bikers for Ta-Tas Founder Nancy Borum said the leap in donations comes from members of the biker community who are ready and willing to give back.

"We really enjoy the biker community,” said Borum. “They're really generous people and they do a lot for great causes. It's our way of volunteering and showing our support. It's not just a bar hop, it's a really great ride."

This year’s donation goes toward keeping the Methodist MammoVan moving throughout Central Illinois to give women access to breast screenings.

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