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Pictured above: American Legion Riders from three local chapters raised money Oct. 7 for the Community Transportation Fund at Thompson Health’s Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center.
More than 100 participants in an Oct. 7 motorcycle ride raised approximately $5,000 for the Community Transportation Fund at the Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center operated by UR Medicine Thompson Health.The 100-mile ride, which set off from Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, was organized by the Canandaigua, Lima and Sonyea chapters of the American Legion Riders. The Community Transportation Fund at the Breast Imaging Center assists patients who do not have access to reliable transportation. It is intended to provide for gas cards, cab rides or other specialized transportation to eliminate barriers of receiving health care like mammograms, bone density testing, and other services provided by the center.The three American Legion Riders chapters have already scheduled next year’s benefit ride, for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. According to the American Legion Riders’ website, members are Legionnaires, Auxiliary members and Sons of the American Legion who are motorcycle enthusiasts known for their charitable work. There are currently more than 110,000 American Legion Riders in over 2,000 chapters.