Stolen charity motorcycle unveiled with new name

By: Kendall Downing Email
By: Kendall Downing Email

It was stolen from a charity and found stripped at the hands of thieves!
But a motorcycle built for the Susan G. Komen Foundation made a comeback.

The Harley-Davidson was unveiled Tuesday afternoon complete with both a new look and a new name.

Among all the Harleys at the dealership, one stands out.

“We had our hearts tore out when she was stolen and now we’ve been able to bring her back up,” said Shane Richmond, General Manager of Wildcat Harley-Davidson.

She’s covered now, hidden for a final moment.

“When we saw it you were just tore up once again,” said Richmond.

Months ago folks at Wildcat Harley-Davidson recovered the “Pink Lady.” They built the motorcycle for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and had it signed by country music starts.

It was stolen and found in Louisville. The bike was found in a meth house, completely stripped. Folks from the dealership brought it back in a labor of love.

The “Pink Lady” is now called “Survivor.”

“We couldn’t have written this story. It portrays breast cancer. You have somebody that is completely healthy, and then they find out they have a disease. Then they get torn down, and then they get built back up and survive breast cancer,” said Richmond.

With a new look and a new meaning, everyone is hopeful she will stay right here.

“It’s a beautiful bike at that. That’s the best thing. It’s a killer motorcycle,” said Richmond.

“It’s such a sign of hope, and it’s uplifting to people. So I hope it stays here locally to celebrate what Komen is doing state-wide,” said Mary Allison Belshoff, Executive Director of the Lexington chapter of the Komen foundation.

After all, “Survivor” has beaten the odds too.

The motorcycle will soon be listed on Ebay for auction. All proceeds will benefit the Lexington chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Officials hope to raise more than $100,000 from the auction of the bike.

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