Bend, OR – (September 4, 2008) — The Women’s Motocross Association raised over $7,000 dollars for Shasta Johnson’s Breast Cancer 3-Day walk team, benefiting Susan G Komen for the cure. The auction, held at the final round of the AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship presented by Kawasaki and the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship at the Steel City American Motocross Festival, was an extraordinary success with the Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Kawasaki KLX 110 Pit Bike bringing in $1850.00 from Brad Moss of Hagerstown, MD.
“At the beginning of the season Jan Plessner and the folks at Kawasaki helped secure a pit bike for my husband to ride in the 2008 Parts Unlimited Pit Bike Nationals presented by MotoTees.com” said Johnson. “The plan was for my husband to ride the bike and raise awareness of breast cancer and the benefits of early detection, then auction the bike at the end of the season to raise money for our walk team. Word got out about the auction and people started pitching in with donations and offers to help, pretty soon it turned into a bigger event then planned. I was overwhelmed with support and am proud to be part of an industry that cares so much”.
Team Shasta would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the auction: AirDrives, Asterisk, Autographed Collectibles, Brad The Auctioneer, David Brozik, Rob Buydos, Ryan Christie, Cycle News, DeCal Works, Dunlop, DVS, FMF, JGR Racing, Miki Keller, Kawasaki, MotoTees, Racer X, Scott USA, Twin Air, Sherri Cruse, Ryan Dungey, Tim Ferry, Ashley Fiolek, Bevo Forti, Tarah Gieger, Gavin Gracyk, Broc Hepler, Branden Jesseman, Jules, Brett Metcalfe, Jessica Patterson, Jan Plessner, Chad Reed, Tatum Sik, James Stewart, South Bay Motorsports, Austin Stroupe, Josh Summey, Ryan Villopoto, Sarah Whitmore and April Zastrow.About the Breast Cancer 3-Day
Taking place in 14 cities nationwide, the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a three-day, 60-mile walk that provides an opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people about breast health, including the importance of early detection. Breast Cancer 3-Day participants commit to raising a minimum of $2,200 and walking an average of 20 miles a day during each three-day event. Proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day are used for breast cancer research, education, and community outreach programs. As the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure receives 85 percent of net proceeds and the remaining 15 percent goes to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Please visit www.The3Day.org, or call 800.996.3DAY for more information.