Steel City Race to Cure Breast Cancer Deemed a Huge Success

For those of you haven’t heard, this year’s fundraiser to support Team Shasta was an unprecedented success! The 2009 Steel City Race To Cure Breast Cancer raised $20,000.00, benefitting Susan G. Komen For The Cure, A National Philanthropic Trust.

You can check out the photos on the Team Shasta website at

A BIG thanks to all who participated!

Mystery Auction $11,700.00 Total
Ashley Fiolek Package winning bid of $1,700.00 by Andrew Boumen plus $1000.00 matching donation by Ashley Fiolek for a total of $2,700.00

  • Custom Red Bull Helmet
  • Autographed Carl Stone Photograph
  • Autographed Jersey
  • Tickets to attend the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Celebration with Ashley Fiolek and family

Ryan Villopoto Package winning bid of $1,600.00 by Angela Sines, plus $1,000.00 matching donation by Ryan Villopoto for a total of $2,600.00

  • Autographed Monster Energy Mini Fridge with stand
  • Autographed Custom Monster Energy Helmet
  • Autographed Front Number Plate
  • Autographed Volcom Backpack
  • Autographed Set of Cycle News Cover Posters (1st SX Lites Title, 1st MX Lites Title, 1st SX Win, 1st MX Win)
  • 2 Cases of Monster Energy Drink
  • Monster Towel, Sweatshirt and 2 T-Shirts

Andrew Short Package winning bid of $1,300.00 by Scott Baddorf, plus $1,000 matching donation by Andrew Short for a total of $2,300.00

  • Autographed Andrew Short Las Vegas Gear
  • Custom Red Bull Helmet
  • Fly Backpack
  • Custom Pink Leatt Brace
  • Fly Clock

Ryan Dungey Package winning bid of $1,200.00 by Mike Lones, plus $1,000.00 matching donation by Ryan Dungey for a total of $2,200.00

  • Autographed Fox Helmet
  • Autographed Target Hat & Fox Gloves
  • Autographed Lance Armstrong Nike Shoes
  • $50 Target Gift Card
  • Oakley MP3 Thumpers
  • Oakley Sideways Glasses
  • Pink “Breast Cancer Pair Awareness” T-Shirt with Dungey #10 on back
  • Race worn Ryan Dungey Gaerne Boots
  • Autographed Ryan Dungey Cycle News Cover Poster

Champs 91 Press Sheet – Page 1 (2), winning bid of $600.00, one to Fred Bennett and one to Carrie Coombs-Russell
Autographed David Bailey Shirt, winning bid of $170.00

Lucas Oil Silent Auction “Suite Treat” Package, winning bid of $1,500.00 by John & Lisa Ayers of Moto Tees

Donation by Chad Reed of $999.00

Cash donations, cupcake sales, wristband sales, raffle ticket sales = $7,330.00

Raffle Prizes included:
10 Scott USA backpacks packed with schwag from FMF, Troy Lee Designs, Monster Energy, Spy, Utopia, VonZipper, MotoRose, Thor, Maier USA, Applied Racing, Dunlop, Moto Tees, AMA Pro Racing Merchandise and Racer X. Plus autographed memorabilia donated by riders and teams including JGR, Kawasaki, Josh Grant, Cody Cooper, Christian Craig, Tim Ferry, Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed, Justin Barcia, Ivan Tedesco, James Stewart, Davi Millsaps, Broc Hepler, Sarah Whitmore, Sherri Cruse, Jessica Patterson, Makita, Cycle News, Car Stone, Leatt Brace, Asterisk

Lanyards and other supplies donated by Ryan Villopoto, Ashley Fiolek, Shasta Johnson and The Ferrys.

Thank you to all the contributors, riders, industry, sponsors, MX Sports, The Coombs Family, Racer X and all the volunteers!!!!!

  • Kristen Young
  • Angela Ludwig
  • Miki Keller
  • Shelby & Monica Rollin
  • Mandy Mays
  • Alisa Weigant
  • Marla & Sam Blueohlin
  • Patrick Bonner
  • Cheryl Bash
  • Lisa D’Francisco
  • Frannie Forte
  • Michelle McCan & friends
  • Bradley Cain
  • Harry Grafton
  • Ryan Gregor
  • Wes Corbet & friends
  • Ashley Boyan
  • Carl Stone

About Team Shasta

Team Shasta was started by me, Shasta Johnson. I am breast cancer survivor who particpates in the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk not only for myself, but in honor of my sister Fiona Kooten Pay who lost the battle against breast cancer in 2005 at age 29.

I particpated in my first walk in October of 2005 with my friends Shaloe Nations and Cynthia Hunter. When I signed up for the walk it was in support of my sister Fiona, who was a survivor at the time. By October she had lost the battle and I was walking in her honor. That first year I walked 42 miles. For those of you who know me, that is a lot.

I was unable to walk in 2006. However, Shaloe and Cynthia continued the tradition and walked.

In March of 2007 I was diagnosed with cancer. I finished my last chemotherapy the Tuesday before the San Diego walk. I walked with Shaloe, Kimberly Lavendar and my husband Richard Johnson. I made maybe 25 miles total. Kim walked the entire 60 miles and my husband came very close.

In 2008 we all signed up again, adding Shaloe's husband Terry to the team. My mom flew out from South Dakota to join the team as a proud "walker stalker" with all my close friends and family. As our fundraiser we held an auction at the Final round of the Toyota AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Steel City. We auctioned off a limited edition Kawasaki KLX110 pit bike and other autographed memorabilia, raising over $10,000.00 for our walk team.

This year we decided to do something a little different. Team Shasta will be crewing at the Philadelpha Breast Cancer 3-Day. My husband and I will be on the sweep team and our teammate Pat Bonner will be helping in camp. Team Shasta will also be walking in the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day. Our fundraiser was once again held at the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Steel City. However, we stepped it up a notch. The race served as a race to cure breast cancer with educational, awareness and fundraising elements. All the proceeds from the fundraiser will support Team Shasta in the Breast Cancer 3-Day Series.