Conga in the News (2010)
In the News June 16, 2010: Shaw TV Go with the Flo
Third annual Conga for Breast Cancer. Riders from all over North America here to help stamp out Breast Cancer. 2010 donations exceed $20,000! Hit’s the Channel 5 News
Bikers put on pink display for cancer
Get your motor running and “Go with the Flo!”
That’s the cry of these gals who are bikers with a mission. They are taking pink to the limit by raising funds for breast cancer as they send some of their group on a motorcycle pilgrimage called a “conga line.” Led by Flo Fuhr, they are leaving soon on a trip to Wyoming that will offer a reunion for the many female and even male bikers she met as she rode her motorcycle from Hudson, Florida to Vancouver Island.
It’s called a conga line because she traveled with guides who would hand her off to another group as she left their area, seeing her safely on her continent-wide journey.
What’s amazing is that when she first attempted the run, she didn’t know any of them. Now, it’s turned into a fundraiser for breast cancer and the adventure and friendship just make it that much more rewarding.
Published: Friday, May 28, 2010
© Cowichan Valley Citizen 2010
The River 99.7 FM interviewed Flo
Small brief from the interview:
The first time was a real adventure as she rode her motorcycle from florida to campbell river. Last year she organized a conga line of women riders along the way and raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer. This year the “Women Who Ride Conga 3 for Breast Cancer” will hit the highways from Campbell River to Cheyanne Wyoming, starting July 3rd, Right here in Campbell River. founder and organizer, Flo Fuher tells River News about the new “meet in the middle” format this year.
Flo says that there are 50 confirmed motorcycle riders already at this early stage and they include breast cancer survivors, fighters and even one lady rider with terminal cancer who is using the conga ride to fight back in her own special way. you can get more information from Flo at the Haida Barbershop in Campbell River.
Going with the Flow on the River 99.7 FM
Dave Hay, the broadcaster is a retired Motor Officer. He plans on joining the Conga III. Dave is an advanced motorcycle instructor and friend of Flo’s.
Dave and Flo will be leaving out of Campbell River with Flo’s entourage headed for the USA to meet their American sisters. Together they will set out on their journey to raise money for Breast Cancer.
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