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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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