Motorcycle for charity is stolen

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

A custom motorcycle has been stolen from the Susan G. Komen Foundation's office in Lexington. The bike was to be auctioned off later this fall and was expected to bring thousands of dollars to the organization.

"It's more than just taking property," said Penny Gilbert, the Executive Director of the Lexington office. "You're taking hope and faith that something is going to get better with the disease you have that has a horrible name...cancer." she said.

Gilbert says she showed up to work at the affiliate's office in Hamburg and saw that the trailer housing the bike was not in the parking lot. She said the trailer was secured but obviously someone figured out how to steal it.

The bike is a 2010 Harley Davidson Sportster. It was valued at $15,000 and the trailer was valued at $5,000. However, it was expected to bring about $100,000 at a fundraising auction later this fall. The bike is pink and features numerous pink ribbon designs. It was also signed by several country music artists including Dolly Parton and Tim McGraw.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the bike is asked to contact the Lexington Police Department.


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  • by Todd Location: Columbus, Ohio on Sep 29, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    If not returned, I have a strong feeling karma will strike the thief(s) with a horrible case of testicular cancer.
  • by Bruce Location: Martinez, Ga on Aug 13, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    I think the thief wanted the trailer. Now they have a pink bike with known celebs signatures all over it and have a big problem. They have to either return the bike by leaving it somewhere or chop it to pieces.
  • by tired Location: lexington on Aug 11, 2010 at 02:32 PM
    hate to say it, but that bike will be parted out, too recognizable otherwise.
  • by TOMMY Location: LEX VEGAS on Aug 11, 2010 at 05:14 AM
    I mean this person just 100% punched their ticket straight to hell. I mean how much of an idiot do you have to be to steal a pink cancer bike? YOU ARE SO DUMB, YOU ARE REALLY DUMB.
  • by Anonymous Location: london on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:48 PM
    I still say the only way to stop a thief is SMITH&WESSON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by craig Location: london ky on Aug 10, 2010 at 06:40 PM
    my shop was the painter of this motorcycle. a lot of love and creativity was put into this motorcycle. we donated all time and material for this project. i lost my aunt to breast cancer in 1991. we really wanted to do this project and to have this taken away from all the people who need and deserve this is devastating. i dont know what else to say. i hope the theives have an attack of conscience. the trailer it was in is a black single axle unit, with komen, wildcat h-d, and paint shop stickers on it. both sides we covered with them. i hope it will be returned. fingers crossed. :(
  • by Bill Location: Lexington on Aug 10, 2010 at 05:06 PM
    OK, so let me understand the comment by Pansy. Some spineless piece of garbage steals a trailer that has a motorcycle that is going to be auctioned for a terrific cause and it'a the charity's fault?? Give me a break !! I hope the police do find the thief(s) and that person(s) is prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
  • by Heather Location: Connecticut on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:54 AM
    I'm so sorry to hear this! hopefully someone will see or hear some news on the whereabouts of this motorcycle. How sad! Keep the faith! Society today has changed so much. I had a home break in a month ago and they never recovered jewlery. Now I lock my windows when I leave every day. :-( The only thing i go on is blind faith that someday they will get theirs! Best of luck!! I'll say a prayer for all.. I also have 2 cancer surviror friend's and one that isn't so lucky..
  • by Concerned Location: Eastern Ky on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    For whoever did this.....just remember karma....its a ________!!!!
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: LEX on Aug 10, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    Theft is getting out of control, people will steal anything anymore. There has to be harsher penalties in place for theft before it gets even more dangerous. At least this bike will be easy to identify.
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