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Bikers find unique way to raise money for cancer research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On most days, bras are worn underneath clothing and typically women are the ones wearing them.

But not today, several motorcycle riding men modeled uniquely decorated bras not just for fun but for an important cause.

"My mother was a cancer survivor and died at age 94. And I believe in this cause. I believe in this cause. And that's what it's all about, raising money for cancer," said Patrick Caskey, a participant.

When asked if it took much convincing to get these guys to wear bras--most say they didn't even think twice about it.

"Our director of our hog chapter, our Man O War hog chapter, when he stepped up and volunteered to wear one, than all of the guys gladly did it also," said Helen Osborne, the event organizer.

"There are a lot of guys out there today that are riding motorcycles. Big old, tough, tattooed guys. They'll come down here, even if they don't ride...they would come down here and buy a bra to support the cause," said Caskey.

Each year, this group chooses a charity. This year, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Markey Cancer Foundation in Lexington.

"That's the fun of it. We like to support different charities. We like to choose local charities and making sure our money stays in Lexington or the surrounding area," said Osborne.

"It's worth it. Yeah, make a fool of yourself. As long as your making people laugh, and they're having fun...that makes me like I said, one of the luckiest men in the world," adds Caskey.

The bikers also had to drive around town wearing the bras.


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