Divas For A Cure Check Presentation: $35,000.00 for Breast Cancer Research

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On Saturday, October 25, 2008, Divas For A Cure accompanied by the NJ Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Family, Friends & DFAC Supporters presented a check to Bill Alexander of M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center for $35,000.00 at the Harley-Davidson of Ocean County dealership in Lakewood, NJ.

The proceeds from this years' run will be dedicated solely to Breast Cancer Research. This is a small token but a big commitment in the huge struggle for many of us who continue to be plagued with health issues as a result of the fight. Cancer does not discriminate - - but we have made many strives and many of us are still here as a result of the advances and developments of new technology, treatments and medicines developed from research. Countless lives will be saved also as a result of early detection. Elaine Thomas "Hunter" a member of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Poconos Chapter said it best, "We want a cure in our lifetime!"

Elaine "Hunter" Thomas (2008 DFAC Diva Rider) and Les "Chase" Thomas (2008 DFAC Chase Vehicle Driver) drove in from the Poconos. Michelle "Queen of Hearts (2008 DFAC Diva Rider) & Anthony "Joker" Hampton flew in from Atlantato celebrate with us. John "Morphius" Tucker and his wife drove in to represent from the Central Virginia Buffalo Soldiers Chapter. Karina Jaramillo-Saa, Manager, Market Outreach at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee Corporate Headquarters joined us as well. Thomas "TC" Costley, National President (2008 DFAC RoadCaptain) represented on behalf of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club. Nate Gundy, President of the New Jersey Buffalo Soldiers accompanied by 20+ members and associates represented as only real SOLDIERS do.

A special thank you goes out to Asa Murray, owner of the Harley-Davidson of Ocean County dealership for hosting the 2008 Divas For A Cure Check Presentation.

Since the struggle is not over - we have made a commitment to continue a good fight until there is a cure. We hope you will join us in 2009.

Again, thank you to all of you (especially those of you in the motorcycle community) who have supported us along the way and for making this struggle and journey a little easier. I am truly thankful to all of you and for "God's Grace". I am very proud to be a Diva and a Soldier.

Jan Emanuel-Costley, Founder & President
Divas For a Cure

Patti's Preventers

Monday, October 13, 2008

This past weekend family and friends of Patti Cauthen participated in the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" in Houston, TX. Patti was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing treatment at M.D. Anderson in Houston.

In honor of his mother, Clayton Cauthen, organized a group of walkers that included friends and family and raised more than $1,200.00 for this honorable cause.

Patti's co-workers and friends showed their support on Friday, October 10th, by all wearing their "Patti Preventers " t-shirts to work at United Space Alliance at the Johnson Space Center.

Patti and Clayton
Congratulations to Clayton for a job well done!

Patti's Preventers
We are all praying for Patti, and look forward to her victory and recovery!

Divas For A Cure Featured on Comcast Newmakers

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Riding For A Cure and Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research is No Vacation!

Written By: Jan Emanuel-Costley
(Founder & President - Divas For A Cure)

"Riding For A Cure and Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research is No Vacation!" I couldn’t agree more.

The average individual cost to participate as a Chore Group Rider is approximaely $3,000.00. So, are you still convinced “You have what it takes to ride with a Diva?”

Do you have any CLUE as to what you are really committing yourself to?

Here a few things to consider...
1st Clue should be the Tag Line – “Do You Have What It Takes To Ride With A Diva?”
2nd Clue…6000 miles in 22 days (an average of 450 miles per day)
3rd Clue…The Route, Rules of the Road and Requirements
4th Clue…Chore Group Riders must apply to participate - (Rider Letter of Interest, Commitment to the Full Route and Financial Ability)
5th Clue…ALL 2008 DFAC Core Group Participants (Riders, Chase Vehicle Driver and Road Captain) must review, agree and sign the following documents):

2008 Waiver & Release of Liability
DFAC Emergency Contact List
DFAC Disclosure & Check List
DFAC Packing List

If you have additional questions, please refer to the 2008 FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions for more details or the Directory Page on the website at www.DivasForACure.org

Well, if you still think that the Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run is a fun filled adventure and guided tour across the United States - - you are sadly mistaken and will be greatly disappointed. Nor is it a marathon shopping tour with leisure riding, overnight stays at bed and breakfast inns, hotels and spas with a few women and men who don’t have day jobs. It is an intense 22-day fundraising campaign where the riders volunteer their time to participate and pay their own way. A true non-profit event.

Divas For A Cure “DFAC” is not a motorcycle Club. DFAC is a non-profit public benefit corporation. The DFAC Signature Event is an organized Breast Cancer Run established in 2005 to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, Early Detection and to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.

The Annual Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run is an AMA sanctioned and insured event. The Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run is not a Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club Event but is supported by the volunteer participation of many of the members of various chapters along the route each year. This event is underwritten by various corporate sponsors and officially escorted by designated members of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club who volunteer their time and talent to help support the cause. All Pick-Up Riders and Escorts must pay a $35.00 Rider Registration Fee and also sign the AMA/DFAC Waiver & Release.

The DFAC Route and Meet & Greet Schedules are pre-determined and marketed to the general public and corporate sponsors 6-8 months prior to departing. The Route schedule is determined based on sponsored stops (Meet & Greets and Media Appearances). Daily departure times and riding schedule will fluctuate and will be based on distance, road/traffic, weather and riding conditions. An average riding day is generally 8 hours (which includes breakfast and/or lunch and brief fuel and rest stops). Meet & Greet stops average 2-1/2 hours per sponsored stop.

The Annual Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run is just one of many events throughout the year that help to continue the mission and served the community. The 8 month planning process is managed by the Jan Emanuel-Costley (Founder & President and DFAC Spokesperson) and Aj Coffee (Vice-President & Logistics Coordinator) along with various other volunteers who donate their time and talent to soliciting corporate sponsorship, rider participation, email marketing, website maintenance and corresponding to various email communications.

Much of the DFAC Operating & Administrative Costs are funded through corporate sponsorship and primarily through the sales of DFAC Lapel Pens, Patches and other Breast Cancer Merchandise throughout the year.

There are no paid salaries. Everyone is a volunteer (Board of Directors, Founder & President, Riders, and other Participants). All of the Riders/Participants are required to pay their own way to participate in the Annual Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run.

Each year, I personally fund and donate my time and talent and the use of my SUV and Trailer, as well as also pay my own personal expenses to participate in the DFAC event.

Estimated Cost:
• Gas for SUV - $3,100.00
• SUV – Maintenance/Oil Change - $500.00
• Trailer - Tires/Servicing - $350.00
• Hotel (Average Cost For Shared Hotel Accommodations for 2 People) - $1,900
• Road Captain Gas - Motorcycle - $533.00
• Founder & President Gas - Motorcycle - $650.00
• Tolls - SUV, Trailer & Motorcycle - $250.00
• Meals - $500.00

Donated and/or Funded By Jan Emanuel-Costley & TC Costley - $7,783.00

In hindsight, I have no regrets for my commitment to Divas For A Cure. I understand that as the Founder & President of Divas For A Cure - I am ultimately responsible for all aspects of the organization. I accept the challenges that comes with being a leader as well as the financial, legal and fiduciary responsibility that comes with managing a non-profit organization.

I also realize that at the end of the day when all is said and done there will always be a few who will criticize you and some who will applaud your efforts. Therefore, it is with that knowledge that I remain focused on the mission “Breast Cancer Awareness, Promoting Early Detection and Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research.”

There will always be ups and downs to any grassroots organization – so I will continue to count it all JOY! At the end of our 2008 campaign we will be able to celebrate our collective efforts by writing a check to the Breast Cancer Research Center for more than $30,000.00. We are still collecting funds and will keep you posted on our continued fundraising efforts.

Peace & Abundant Blessings,

Jan Emanuel-Costley,
Founder & President - Divas For A Cure
"I'm not just a Rider - I'm also a Survivor!"

Survivors We Met Along The Route in 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Words of Encouragement from Gary Hudgins

From: Gary Hudgins
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:28:01 EDT
To: info@DivasForACure.org
Subject: I saw you in Raleigh NC today

Hi Ladies, I was on my way home form work today and saw you on I-40 east heading into Raleigh, NC around 5:15pm. What a sight to see plus what an organization to find out about. I have never heard of you and decided to look up your web site when I logged on. I tried to toot my horn and give the thumbs-up to you but traffic was backing up and I could not get close. My mother who is an amazing lady has survived not one but two cancers. In 1980 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and championed her way through the ordeal. Three years ago in 2005 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent an elective double mastectomy. Not to forget that 3 years prior to her diagnosis with breast cancer, my sister was also diagnosed with the disease and had a double mastectomy. Thankfully with testing I have been cleared by my doctor from carrying the gene...I guess we will see huh? But seeing you ride through town gave me chills in a happy way and made me realize the you are a hero to someone in your lives like my mom is my hero in my life. My mom however does not ride a "bike" and currently does not work due to being simply beat down by cancer. But she keeps on going and making her way through life. She can no longer work and is retired and is taking care of her husband who is also retired but is now suffering from strokes. So it was really great seeing strong and determined ladies making a difference by bringing awareness and raising funds to support research which sadly is not funded by our government. Good luck on your journey and be safe while riding the highways of our great country.

Warmest regards. Gary Hudgins - Morrisville, NC

Words of Encouragement from Melanie Hollar

Sunday, August 03, 2008

------Original Message------
From: Melanie Hollar
To: Jan "Sunny" Emanuel-Costley
Sent: Aug 4, 2008 9:18 PM
Subject: Saw you on the rode

I was driving home from work today and saw about 8 women on motorcycles---each one had "Buffalo Soldiers on their jackets....I am a woman harley rider myself and the greatest part is that I am an oncology nurse!! I am a big advocate for cancer (esp. colon cancer b/c my first husband died 6 years ago at the age of 35 with colon cancer). I am studying to become a breast cancer certified oncology nurse for the Spring 2009----thought this was awesome when I saw it on the road today and came home to look up the website that I saw on the trailor following the women!!!! Thanks for all you do!!!! Wish I could ride some day with the

Melanie Hollar, RN, BSN, OCN

Words of Encouragement from Kimberley Szobody

From: Szobody,Kimberley
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:42 AM
To: info@DivasForACure.org
Subject: Hello All

I just saw a Divas for a Cure group riding on I-69 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a breast cancer survivor, (I was 32 when I was diagnosed - seven years ago) I had to see what your organization was about! Go Divas Go!!!! :>)

Kim Szobody

Buffalo Soldiers honor the warriors aboard Flight 93

Saturday, August 02, 2008


Buffalo Soldiers honor the warriors aboard Flight 93
Daily American Staff Writer

Friday, August 1, 2008 5:54 AM EDT


STONYCREEK TOWNSHIP — More than 200 motorcycles roared to the Flight 93 temporary memorial Thursday.

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club formed a line about a mile long when they traveled from Seven Springs to the memorial to pay tribute to the heroes of Flight 93. The majority of the members, who represent chapters from across the United States, visited the site for the first time Thursday, club founder Ken Thomas said.

“For a lot of us, this is our first time visiting Pennsylvania,” he said.

The group marched down to the site in formation and presented a wreath.

Barbara Black, memorial archivist, said the National Park Service was privileged and proud the group visited the memorial.

“The Buffalo Soldiers have been lovers of freedom and bravery and courage,” she said, addressing the crowd. “Just as the passengers and crew of Flight 93 were as well.”

National President Thomas Costley said, like the Buffalo Soldiers, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 fought a battle.

“But unlike the Buffalo Soldiers, the 33 passengers and seven crew members did not have a .45-caliber strapped to their hip or a rifle on their horse,” he said. “They had to come up with an idea and a strategy in a matter of moments. This is a battle field indeed. There was a battle before their death. They did all they could to save other Americans. We have to recognize these heroes as much as we recognize any hero we read about in history books.”

Thomas encouraged people to learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers, a group of former slaves, freeman and black Civil War soldiers who served America during peacetime.

“We love our country,” he told the crowd. “That’s why we are here.”

The group also gave the park service $500 for the construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

“This will help us to build the memorial,” Black said while accepting the check.

After the ceremony, the visitors took time to take photographs and tour the temporary memorial.

William Shields, who was part of the wreath ceremony, said he was moved by his first visit to the site. He plans on visiting again once the memorial is built.

“This is hallowed ground,” he said. “Shanksville is such a mystical place.”

Sam Pearson of northern Virginia described his first visit to the site as touching and beautiful.

“You can’t really put it into words,” he said. “All I can do is just pray. And say thank you. There were a lot of brave warriors on that flight.”

Part of the run was used to raise money for breast cancer research. Jan Emanuel, a breast cancer survivor from New Jersey, founded the Dare to be a Diva motorcycle run. She said Buffalo Soldier groups in different states help with the ride. She said they meet at Harley Davidson dealerships. In its first two years, they donated $75,000 to cancer research.

“We’re at the halfway point this year and have already raised $23,000,” she said.

Thomas said the motorcycle club is made up of active and retired military personnel, troopers and other law enforcement officers, and white- and blue-collar workers.

“It’s a lot of good people,” he said.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department provided an escort from Seven Springs to the site with the help of local law enforcement.

“It was great,” Thomas said. “Their cooperation with us was incredible.”

Sheriff John Mankey said everything went smoothly.

“There wasn’t anything close to an incident,” he said. “Everyone was cooperative. They were a nice group of people, very safe, very nice. We thank everyone involved and everyone who chipped in to make it work.”

(Michelle Ganassi can be reached at michelleg@dailyamerican.com.

National Bikers Round-Up - July 30 - August 2, 2008

Harley-Davidson Experience - Jul 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Press Release: Harley-Davidson Revs up Its Support For 31st Annual Bikers Roundup

Source: PR-Net

MILWAUKEE (July 30, 2008) – The roaring sounds of motorcycle engines will be heard in Greensburg, PA from July 30 through August 2 as thousands of motorcyclists and enthusiasts make their way to the 31st Annual National Bikers Roundup. An estimated 150,000 African American motorcyclists from around the country make it an annual ritual to attend the event to reconnect and commune with fellow motorcyclists and to celebrate the history and rich culture African Americans have shared for motorcycles and the sport of motorcycling.

“Harley-Davidson values and embraces all opportunities to improve its relationship with diverse customers. This year marks our eleventh consecutive year of involvement with the Annual National Bikers Roundup. The event has been a great medium for us to build upon the existing relationship we have with our customers,” said Lynn Bonner, director of market outreach, Harley-Davidson.

Event attendees and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of Harley-Davidson themed activities at the Harley-Davidson Experience area that includes:

  • Harley-Davidson and Buell Free Demo Rides
  • Harley-Davidson “Hot Model™” Competition
  • Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Fashion Show
  • Tribute to Minorities in Motorcycling Display
  • Harley-Davidson Tattoo Parlor
  • Women’s Riding Sessions
  • Harley-Davidson Daily Drawings for Prizes

In addition to these activities, Harley-Davidson will host a meet and greet in honor of “Divas For A Cure (DFAC).” DFAC is a nonprofit organization that is currently traveling 6,000-miles across the country on motorcycles in an effort to raise money for and bring awareness of breast cancer research. Funds raised from the motorcycle run will be donated to the University of Texas M.D -Anderson Cancer Center. Harley-Davidson is a major supporter of the DFAC effort and will acknowledge the riders as they make a stop at the event.

Harley-Davidson is also proud to announce that motorcycle enthusiast and Hip Hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (of musical group “Run DMC”) is scheduled to be a special guest participating in various Harley-Davidson Experience activities such as the Harley-Davidson Fashion Show and “Hot Model™” competition. Two winners from the “Hot Model™” competition in Greensburg will compete in the finale during Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in August 2008 for a chance to be featured in the 2009 Harley-Davidson MotorClothes catalogue.

For more information on the 31st Annual National Bikers Roundup, dates and event times, visit www.nbrkcmo.com. Media requests for interviews and photo ops with Harley-Davidson executives, DMC or Jan Emanuel from Divas For A Cure are available by contacting Charisse Browner at (323) 469.8680 ext 241

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

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In The News - The Bay State Banner

Biker 'Divas' raise funds, not hell, on cycle run

Source: http://www.baystatebanner.com/health19-2008-07-31

(From left): Divas for a Cure Aj Coffee, Elaine Thomas, Jan Emanuel-Costley, Cynthia Marcy and Michelle Hampton rode into Boston Harley-Davidson on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett last Friday. The pit stop and fundraising visit was part the riders’ 6,300-mile road trip promoting their organization’s cause: finding a cure for breast cancer. (Daniela Caride photo)

Jan Emanuel-Costley (left) and Elaine Thomas park their motorcycles in the parking lot of Boston Harley-Davidson in Everett. Their stop, a fundraising event for their nonprofit organization Divas for a Cure, is intended to promote breast cancer awareness in Greater Boston. The riders expect to raise $100,000 for research during their third annual cross-country bike trip, wrapping up Aug. 4. (Daniela Caride photo)

The noise of heavy traffic on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett suddenly gave way to the rumble and roar of dozens of motorcycles. Five women rode their bikes into the Boston Harley-Davidson parking lot, surrounded by a group of bikers clad in black and yellow jackets with “BUFFALO SOLDIERS” emblazoned on the backs. The lot quickly filled with leather, chains and attitude.

Onlookers might have thought the whole scene rolled straight out of “Easy Rider” if it weren’t for one thing: Instead of chasing the bikers, Boston and Everett police escorted them.

Flanked by boys in blue and men in black, the five “Divas for a Cure” made a stop in Greater Boston last Friday. The parking lot visit was part of a 6,300-mile road trip to promote their cause — finding a cure for breast cancer.

“We are simply ordinary women trying to do extraordinary things to impact the lives of women in our community,” says Jan Emanuel-Costley, “and change the image of women in motorcycling.”

Emanuel-Costley, a.k.a. “Sunny The Diva,” is the founder and president of Divas for a Cure. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting early detection, education and screenings, as well as supporting continued research. The motorcycle run is the organization’s key fundraiser.

This year’s third annual trip started when the divas departed from Atlanta on July 16, hitting the road toward North Carolina. The trip took them to Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan, with a stop in Canada, before arriving in Massachusetts. Following their Everett stop, the riders set out for New Jersey and to the National Bikers Roundup in Greensburg, Pa. They are scheduled to return to Atlanta on Aug. 4.

Throughout the motorcycle run, the divas stop at Harley Davidson dealerships to host events where people can make donations or register to ride with the group to the next city. At the events, Emanuel-Costley says, the women raise cancer awareness by advising participants to get regular screenings, sharing their personal experiences with the illness and asking for contributions for breast cancer research.

Emanuel-Costley also matches women diagnosed with breast cancer to volunteers who have gone through the battle to bring these women emotional support.

“Our mission is simple,” says Emanuel-Costley. “Breast cancer awareness and early detection are key to survival. I am living proof.”

Now in her 25th year as a cancer survivor, Emanuel-Costley first had a brain tumor at 16. Then, at 22, she found a lump on one of her breasts and says she had to convince the doctors that it could be malignant. Three months later, she had it extracted.

“They kept saying, ‘It’s probably nothing,’” she remembers. “Had I not insisted, I probably wouldn’t be here today.”

Years later, in 1998, Emanuel-Costley was again haunted by cancer. This time, the victim was her aunt, Mary Elizabeth Clemons, who helped raise her. Before Clemons’ death two years later, Emanuel-Costley promised her she would give back to the community. One day in 2005, when someone dared her to go on a cross-country ride, she decided to found Divas for a Cure.

In the ride’s first year, the divas traveled from San Francisco to Florida, up to New York, and back. They raised $25,000. Last year, they went from Los Angeles to Maryland and back, raising $50,000. Each time, the group donated the money to breast cancer research at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

As they reached Massachusetts last Friday, the divas had already raised $44,000. They said they expect to raise around $100,000 this year.

The rewards, they noted, are not only financial.

“This journey has been a treasure of knowledge and growth,” says diva Cynthia Marcy, a.k.a. “Chicago,” a retired former employee of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “People embrace us everywhere we go.”

“It’s been a blast,” adds rider Michelle Hampton, who runs a travel agency and a truck company in Atlanta, Ga.

Emanuel-Costley, Marcy and Hampton, as well as divas Aj Coffee (“Suga Soldier”) and Elaine Thomas (“Hunter”) are enjoying the trip so much that they say they are already committed to rolling together again next year.

“In the motorcycle community, sometimes we are not as proactive about our health because we are living on the edge,” says Emanuel-Costley. “But the earlier the stage, the better your chances. Ninety-five percent of all breast cancer … is curable.”

For more information on the ride and the group’s fundraising efforts, visit www.divasforacure.org.

July 27 -New Jersey

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A day of much needed rest!!!

July 26 -Boston to New Jersey

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rhode Runner, President of the Rhode Island Buffalo Soldiers chapter, took over our escort.

Harley Davidson of Ocean County - Jul 26, 2008

July 25 -Niagara Falls to Boston

Friday, July 25, 2008

It was an early morning rise with a 5am departure from Niagara Falls. Fifteen miles down the road our pickup rider realized she left her passport in her hotel room, so she and Chase returned to retrieve it while the core group headed toward customs to reenter the US. The caught up as we headed to Boston, meeting up with our Buffalo Soldier escorts at a rest stop just outside the city. As we reached city limits, the escort was taken over by the State Police who provided a siren/lights escort through rush-hour traffic. As we crossed the bridge with traffic stopped on each side of our group, it brought a stream of tears each of the divas to experience such a show of support and solidarity.

Along The Route - Jul 25, 2008

Boston Harley Davidson - Jul 25, 2008

July 24 - Detroit to Niagara Falls

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We left Detroit without our Road Captain due to mechanical needs for his trailer. The Michigan Buffalo Soldiers escorted the Divas into Canada, greeted at the border by the Ontario Buffalo Soldiers immediately followed by our first international media coverage. Television and newspapers reporters interviewed us as we arrived at the Thunder Roads H/D in Ontario. Our second stop was Ricky's H/D in London, where they have a WEEKLY Thursday evening ride for Breast Cancer! Rain showers welcomed us as we arrived in Niagara Falls. Our Road Captain joined us by dinnertime, and we all retired to rooms (with hot tubs) early for a much needed rest.

Divas for a Cure rolled into Windsor Thursday.
The fundraising group comprises breast cancer survivors and supporters...


Thunder Road Harley-Davidson - Jul 24, 2008

Along The Route - Jul 24, 2008

July 23 - Milwaukee to Detroit

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Escorted out of Milwaukee by Misty, we met with two Chicago Buffalo Troopers. An Indiana State Patrolman escorted our group to the Illinois State line. This was dubbed the "day of delays", with an escort's Gold Wing experiencing mechanical difficulties, followed by problems with TC's trailer. In order to make it to the H/D dealership in Detroit for the meet & greet, the Divas left the road captain and chase vehicle, and were escorted to Detroit. All was well once we pulled into the parking lot greeted by nearly 50 Buffalo Soldiers, other supports and a live radio remote with Reggie Reg. To top off a crazy day, our hotel accommodations at the Southfield Marriott were AMAZING (as was the lovely fruit basket, THANKS Heather and Ann!).

Motor City Harley Davidson - Jul 23, 2008

Travel Along The Route - Jul 23, 2008

Words of Encouragement...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

-----Original Message------
From: Szobody,Kimberley
To: Jan "Sunny" Emanuel-Costley
Sent: Jul 22, 2008 8:42 AM
Subject: Hello All

I just saw a Divas For A Cure group riding on I-69
in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a breast cancer survivor,
(I was 32 when I was diagnosed - seven years ago) I
had to see what your organization was about!

Go Divas Go!!!! :>)

Kim Szobody

July 22 - Columbus to Milwaukee

A dark 4 am kickstands up departure during a rain storm... we had to have this experience to prove we are TRUE Divas, right? But we would have to say that Chicago got her official stripes as a Diva, as she held in there, gaining confidence with each mile and each raindrop. As we arrived at the new Harley Davidson Museum, we were greeted by huge smiles from Lynn Bonner and H/D staff. With a lunch spread awaiting the core group and our escorts, we were toured through the museum. A surprise and historic presentation to Divas For A Cure and another to the Buffalo Soldiers was the highlight of the day. A meet and greet at the House of Harley was followed by dinner with the Milwaukee Buffalo Solders.

Travel Along the Route - Jul 22, 2008

Tour of Harley-Davidson Museum - Jul 22, 2008

July 21 - Louisville to Columbus

Monday, July 21, 2008

This day was one filled with prayers for comfort and gratitude. A disabled vehicle on the expressway affected our group, sending one of our pickup riders to the pavement and emergency room. With road burns on her arms, hands and leg, she was soon released to the home of local friends. The A.D. Farrow H/D provided a live band, barbeque and lots of support.

A.D. Farrow Harley Davidson - Jul 21, 2008

July 20 - Atlanta to Louisville

Sunday, July 20, 2008

You could feel the excitement in the air as we prepared for our long awaited official departure. After a couple of missed turns, we finally made it out of Atlanta, stopping for breakfast north of the city. Bikers from several clubs met us in Kentucky (including Viper from the Augusta Buffalo Soldiers). We received a warm reception from Louisville. Two of our bikes needed some minor adjustments.

Along The Route - Jul 20, 2008

Harley Davidson of Louisville - Jul 20, 2008

Survivors We Met Along The Route in 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Harley-Davidson of Clayton County

Jul 19, 2008

Day 4 , July 19th - Atlanta

Day 5 for "Hunter" and "Chase" 19 Jul 08

Received numerous phone calls from the homefront. Les had to reach out to the Extreme poker crew, and I to Mom and the 100+lb puppy. "Ruby is her name and she's 9 or 10 yrs old but she's a puppy at heart. Anywho...we made it to Clayton county HD on time and in style.

The entire day...as HOT as it was, was an event to remember....Hectic... but a good day nonetheless. I even met up with "Hurricane" from Alabama again.

Chase and I won the waterballoon toss on the Fatboy, with Chase sitting on the luggage rack! Picture that if you will. hee hee Chase also won the 50/50. and filled all the Divas gas tanks.

Yep I think I'll keep him.

Dinner at Big Daddy's. It was PACKED with Divas, Soldiers and "GASLIGHT" received his centerman after the dinner was underway. He was a happy man. Yes he left the restaurant to get his centerman sewn on. Back to the room to pack and sleep. We have to hit the road, err kickstands up at 0600 hours.


Friday, July 18, 2008


Heading your way: Divas on motorcycles collecting wigs and raising funds for cancer research! ‘Divas For A Cure’

Located in Southern California, or on the East Coast, or somewhere in between? Then screeching into your city soon will be members of Divas For A Cure, touring the country on motorcycle to collect new wigs for female cancer patients; and to raise funds for the early detection, education and screenings for cancer. Divas For A Cure (www.DivasForACure.org), is a unique non-profit that assists those with limited access to medical information and attention due to socioeconomic conditions. The brainchild of Jan Emanuel-Costley, a cancer survivor and motorcycle enthusiast, Divas For A Cure is designed to provide people with a new and different way to give and support a worthy cause.

Starting on July 16 for three weeks, the brave divas will cover 5000+ miles on their motorcycles, aiming to raise $100,000 and collect 500 new wigs along the way. And Especially Yours® (www.EspeciallyYours.com), the mail order giant for hair extensions, pieces and wigs for African American women, has kick-started their ride with a donation of 100 new wigs! Over the years Especially Yours® has pioneered many new features in its wigs, and put together a special

medical hair loss selection for women with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. For instance the amazing ‘SOFTouch®’ technology, a lightweight, breathable, non-allergenic, silicone-like gel material developed by medical professionals. Exclusive to Especially Yours®, this innovative material allows the wig to fit securely and comfortably on the head – without tape or glue.

“We can't thank Especially Yours enough for supporting us. The new wigs will go to breast cancer patients across the country who have been identified as truly meeting the need,” said Founder & President, Divas For A Cure, Jan Emanuel-Costley "Sunny“.

“The Divas For A Cure motorcycle tour is truly unique and we are delighted to contribute towards this year’s target,” said the President of Specialty Catalog Direct, parent company of Especially Yours®, Jessie Bourneuf.

Divas For A Cure will be accepting new wig donations long after the tour, through to October. (Donations should be sent to Divas For A Cure, c/o Administrative Consulting Services, P O Box 1256, Browns Mills, NJ 08015. Each donation will be 100% tax deductable so include the original receipt and Divas For A Cure will send you a tax deductable receipt.) In October, working closely with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas, Divas For A Cure will distribute the new wigs to female cancer patients across the US. Starting in November, the website will feature a gallery of photographs of the women wearing the donated wigs. So look out (and listen out!) for, and support the tour: visit http://www.divasforacure.org/ now for details!

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For further information, photography, interviews, product samples, etc, please contact: an Emanuel-Costley "Sunny", Founder & President, Divas For A Cure,e-mail: info@DivasForACure.org Website: http://www.divasforacure.org/ NJ Office: 609-997-0695

CA Office: 510-891-2300 FAX: 866-850-4461


BejeweledBiker.Com Sponsors "Divas For A Cure" Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run 2008


BejeweledBiker.com is proud to be a sponsor of the Divas For A Cure cross-country breast cancer motorcycle ride.

(PRWEB) July 16, 2008 -- BejeweledBiker.com is proud to be a sponsor of the Divas For A Cure cross-country breast cancer motorcycle ride.

Kathy Walker, president of Bejeweled Biker stated, "We are proud to contribute to this effort which for the past several years has donated funds to fight breast cancer."

Divas for a Cure (DFAC) is a service-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising cancer awareness through early detection, education, screenings and supporting research for eradicating cancer. The DFAC 6000 mile ride will take place July 16 to August 6 and will be escorted by the Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club. More details on the route are available online at www.DivasForACure.org.

Last year BejeweledBiker.com employees rode out to a designated check point just east of Roanoke, Virginia, and joined an escort of bikers riding along with Divas For A Cure as they made there way from California toward Washington, D.C. It was such an emotional and worthwhile cause that the company decided to become a sponsor this year by donating a customized, cancer survivor, bejeweled helmet and bejeweled sunglasses to the Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run. This donation will be supplemented by a 25% donation of all proceeds from the sell of the cancer survivor helmet and the cancer emblem sunglasses sold between now and September 30, 2008.

To order your helmet and/or sunglasses visit the Bejeweled Biker website at: www.BejeweledBiker.com.

The helmets and sunglasses are adorned with Swarovski Crystals. Swarovski is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of cut crystal and famous for its innovative power and technical perfection as well as for the outstanding quality and beauty of it products. Each crystal is hand picked and individually placed onto the helmet. The bonding material used to affix the crystal onto the helmet is impervious to water, gasoline, chemicals and acid-It's also resistant to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Each helmet is made of advanced DOT approved polycarbonate helmet shell, lightweight around 2lbs. (32 ounces). Unique polycarbonate materials allow for snug sleek fit on head; less bulky than normal helmets with maximum protection. All helmets meet or exceed DOT certification.

If you don't own or ride a motorcycle, just order the sunglasses so that you too can be a part of this worthy and much needed cause.

For more information on Divas For A Cure, registration, donation information, dates and event times, visit www.DivasForACure.org.


Contact Information
Kathy Walker
Bejeweled Biker

Day 3, July 18th

Day 4 for "Hunter" and "Chase" 18 Jul 08

Early am for Chase. Found him rummaging through the trailer for helmets and boots, and a spare bag for Chicago. How did he keep it all straight, he is not that organized at home....hmmmn. I still needed shoes for tonight's event at the Vinings Gallery...oh my. Arrived at the Vinings gallery and walked the red carpet.

What a reception! We dined at "Just Loafin" now that's a Hotlanta spot to remember!!! We also met the "Queen of Hearts" our pick up rider.

Beyond The Jewelery hosts a Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jul 17, 2008

Day 2, July 17th: Travel from Greensboro, NC to Atlanta, Georgia

Day 3 for "Hunter" and "Chase" 17 Jul 08


We meet sweet tea of Georgia Buffalo Soldiers at exit 115 (Sugar Hill ...wonder how Suga Soldier got them to name so many places after her) and into the Clarion we rode. It was too hot to do too much but get to the rooms. We had survived our first day of Hotlanta. Yes Chase who was sitting in the air conditioned vehicle was the gentleman and insisted we all go to our rooms and get settled while he delivered our gear.

Great guy...think I'll keep him.

DAY 1, July 16th: - Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, NC "Meet & Greet"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

PRESS: WFMY News 2, Divas For A Cure Ride Through Greensboro

Greensboro, NC -- Women are hitting the road to battle breast cancer. "Divas for a Cure" rolled into Greensboro Wednesday night.

The women ride thier Harley's around the country to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Their tour includes stops in Atlanta, Louisville, and Boston. They'll wrap up their tour July 31st in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

They want women to be proactive about their health.

Day 1, July 16th: And They're Off!

Day 2 for "Hunter" and "Chase" 16 Jul 08

We finalized packing and hit the road, off to Greensburg ,N.C. Lights, camera, action, so much press and people you would have thought we were....DIVAS!

We have arrived and the reception was unforgettable. That night we strolled into Nobles for a Michael Jordan "Hoops" reception. Glitz and Glamour, the Divas and Chase fit right in!!

Chase got us there and back in style and with grace.

Get Ready.... Get Set (AJ, Hunter, and Chase Depart

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

7/12 - AJ departs from Tulsa, OK from Route 66 Harley-Davidson to Atlanta

Day 1 for "Hunter" and "Chase" 15 Jul 08

Packed the Tahoe, sent the 100+lb puppy to Grandma, kissed Mom goodbye and we were off to Browns Mills....New Jersey that is. Harley Davidson and gear.
We met with "Sunny" "Topcat" and "Chicago". Everyone looked great. Acknowledgements were made and off to the local B+B we had a early start and we wanted to keep to our time schedule.

"Divas For A Cure" Making Harley Ride Pit Stop In Triad

WFMY News 2 - Greensboro, NC

URL: http://www.digtriad.com/news/health/article.aspx?storyid=107339&catid=8

Milaukee, WI-- Harley-Davidson is proud to sponsor this year's annual Divas For A Cure (DFAC) Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run.

DFAC is a service based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising cancer awareness through early detection, education, screenings and supporting research for eradicating cancer.

This year's Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run will take place from mid July to early August.

The goal for this year is to raise $100,000. Last year, DFAC raised $50,000.

On Wednesday, July 16th these group of riders will make a stop in Greensboro.

They will be at the Harley Shop on Farragut Street. The reception starts at 5pm-7pm.The "Divas" will be joined by local Harley Riders and Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes. The ride will include DFAC Founder and President of the organization Jan Emanuel-Costley, Vice-President Aj Coffee, Cynthia Marcy and Elaine Thomas.

The 6,000 mile ride departed from Brown Mills, NJ to the official kick-off city of Atlanta.

The ride continues from Atlanta to Canada, Canada to the National Bikers Roundup in Pennsylvania, down the East Coast and finally returning back to Atlanta.

For more information please log onto "Divas For a Cure" www.divasforacure.com or Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harleydavidson.com.

Barb's Harley-Davidson New Jersey kicked off celebration for Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturday, July 12th

Barb's Harley-Davidson New Jersey kicked off celebration for Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run 2008

Barb's Harley-Davidson kicked off the Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run 2008 at their dealership with a Dj spinning everything from Rock, R&B and Soul to County music. The local fire department was on the grill cooking up tasty burgers and hot-dogs with lots of sweet tea and lemonade. It was a wonderful day with an amazing group of people. Many of Barb's customers came out to show their support. The staff at Barb's Harley-Davidson are simply fantastic! It goes without saying that when called upon, you can count on the Buffalo Soldiers. The New Jersey Buffalo Soldiers rolled in 40+ strong lead by Jan Emanuel-Costley, Founder & President of DFAC, TC Costley, National President of the NABSTMC, and Nate Gundy, President - NJBSMC. We had a wonderful day and raised $1,100 with all of your support.


Divas for a Cure Benefits Breast Cancer Research

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Source: MD Anderson's Web Site

Divas for a Cure Benefits Breast Cancer Research
March 2008

Divas for Cure PhotoWhen most of us hear the word "diva" we imagine Diana Ross or Celine Dion waltzing out on a stage.

Well, the Divas For A Cure are a group of outstanding performers in their own right. These Divas are preparing for their third year of riding across the country on motorcycles to raise funds for breast cancer research. Divas For A Cure (DFAC) is a service-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising cancer awareness through early detection, education, screenings and supporting research for eradicating cancer.

This year the Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run will take place from mid July to early August and will involve travel that will take the core group of riders from Atlanta to Canada, Canada to the East Coast, and then wind back to Atlanta. The Divas raised $25,000 and $50,000 the first two years of the ride and hope to raise $100,000 this year which will benefit The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

After the ride, we will bring the money to Houston,” said Jan Emanuel-Costley, DFAC founder, “I just couldn’t imagine going anywhere else if I had a choice.”

Organizers selected M. D. Anderson to receive the funds after working very closely with Vickie Shannon, M.D. Anderson professor of Pulmonary Medicine. Shannon was asked by organizers to be their sponsor at M. D. Anderson.

She had not met the fundraising Divas until they arrived at M. D. Anderson last year with their second donation.

“I walked outside here on a Saturday and there was this group of beautiful African-American people wearing black leather,” said Shannon, “This was very different than what M. D Anderson was used to.”

Shannon added that she expected to see donors in three piece suits and stockings. Divas For A Cure changed that stereotype for Shannon. “It just goes to show you that donations come in from all walks of life and from all different kinds of people,” she said, “Sometimes, they come in riding on motorcycles.”

Emanuel-Costley started the nonprofit through encouragement from her boss. Emanuel-Costley went through a personal experience of successfully surviving two tumors in her head and one in her chest. Forming this grassroots organization was a way to channel some of her anger associated with that experience as well as to heal from the loss of her Aunt Mary who died in 2000 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. DFAC strives to reach and educate all communities about breast cancer, she said.

“We try to make sure we are reaching out to all communities, especially the African American and Hispanic communities,” said Emanuel-Costley.

These communities, who actually have the highest incidence rate for breast cancer, she added, tend to be less informed about the disease than white women. “I have met a lot of women at church and other places who have had breast cancer but don’t talk about it,” she said, “I have had so many women come identify with us because we look like them.”

This year’s ride will kick off on July 19 in Atlanta, and it will take 18 days to complete the 5,010-mile journey. The riders will spend about 14 of those days on the ground, will average about 300 to 500 miles a day and will be in the saddle for approximately eight hours a day, said Emanuel-Costley. During the motorcycle run the Divas are scheduled to take part in the Annual National Bikers Roundup held this year in Pennsylvania.

The core group of riders is made up of three Divas who will be accompanied by road captains from the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club. Members of local Buffalo Soldier chapters will escort the riders in and out of their major stopping points. Group and pick-up riders can meet and ride along with the DFAC core riders at any point in the route for a $35 registration fee. For more information about this year’s ride or to pre-register for the event, go to the Divas For A Cure website at www.DivasForACure.org.

Barb's Harley-Davidson Garage Party - Women's Riding Essential

Monday, June 30, 2008

Jun 26, 2008

Barb's Harley-Davidson Garage Party - Women's Riding Essential
W. Collingswood Heights, NJ

Jan Emanuel-Costley introduces Divas For A Cure at "A Ladies Only Evening" featuring Endurance Racer Nicole Roesch & Custom Motorcycle Builder JodyPerewitz at Barb's Harley-Davidson.

The ladies are holding the Harley-Davidson/2008 Divas For A Cure Commemorative Bandana.

Motorcycle club member to take part in cross-country benefit

Source: Pocono Record (Click Here to Read Article)

By Andrew Scott
Pocono Record Writer
June 30, 2008

As a New Jersey high school student in 1976, Elaine Thomas terrified her father when she bought her first motorcycle, a Kawasaki, from a neighbor.

Since then, Thomas, now a Nazareth resident retired from the Department of Corrections, has always owned a two-wheel steel horse. Her current ride is a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy.

Thomas is one of the Divas For A Cure, four women leading a volunteer nonprofit effort to raise both public awareness on breast cancer and funding for research to find a cure. Like Thomas, the other three Divas are motorcyclists.

This will be her first year taking part in the Divas' annual Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run, a 6,000-mile round-trip ride, starting July 19, from Morrow, Ga., to Ontario, Canada, and back again.

The Divas stop at various Harley-Davidson dealerships and other locations along their route, distributing literature and information about breast cancer, warning signs and the importance of getting breast exams early. They also invite other motorcyclists to ride with them in support of the cause for however far the others want to ride.

"I'm so excited about this ride I can't think straight," said Thomas. "It's a chance to do something I enjoy doing for a purpose and to honor the memories of those I've lost (aunt and grandmother) to breast cancer."

Thomas, whose Diva nickname is "Hunter," joined the organization after meeting Divas founder Jan "Sunny" Emanuel-Costley in Maryland during an interstate road trip with friends. Soon after, she met fellow Divas A.J. "Suga Soldier" Coffee and Cynthia "Chicago" Marcy.

Each Diva has her own fundraising page on the Web sites, www.divasforacure.org and www.realdivasride.com, which direct visitors on pledging tax-deductible donations.

"We have sort of a (friendly) competition going between the four of us to see who can raise the most," Thomas said, smiling.

Last year's effort raised a total of $50,000, which went to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. The Divas aim to top that amount this year.

The Divas will make two stops on the way down to Morrow, Ga., from where the annual benefit round-trip ride starts July 19. The first will be July 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Barb's Harley-Davidson in West Collingswood Heights, N.J., and the next will be July 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of Greensboro in Greensboro, N.C.

Thomas also is a probationary member of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club's Pocono Mountains chapter.

The club, which has chapters in communities across the country, honors the memory of the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-African-American military unit formed by the federal government after the Civil War and credited with helping civilize the western frontier. The club serves as a social network, with its chapters involved in community volunteer work and fundraisers to support various causes.

Buffalo Soldiers club chapters will escort the Divas and any other motorcyclists riding with them as they pass from state to state.

"We pay all trip-related expenses for ourselves, including nightly hotel stays, out of our own pockets," Thomas said. "That's a total of more than 20 hotel stays for the entire trip. We make anyone else who rides along with us aware that they will have to pay their own way."

As they do every year, the Divas will have a driver following them, towing a trailer equipped for emergencies such as breakdowns or accidents. This year, the driver will be Thomas' husband, Les Thomas, who also is a motorcyclist.

"I feel so enthusiastic about this trip," Elaine Thomas said. "I just look forward to the camaraderie of people riding together and doing it for a cause."

Those wishing to donate to breast cancer research through the Divas can visit their Web sites or send checks to: P.O. Box 1256, Brown Mills, N.J., 08015. Those wishing to ride with the Divas can contact Emanuel-Costley at (609) 997-0695 or (510) 891-2300.

Harley-Davidson helps Divas put the brakes on breast cancer

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Source: http://finchannel.com

The FINANCIAL -- Harley-Davidson Motor Company is proud to announce its participation in the third annual Divas For A Cure (DFAC) Annual Cross-Country Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run.

Hundreds of motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts will make their way to Atlanta, Ga., to kick off the event on July 19. The annual motorcycle run is organized by DFAC, a service-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising cancer awareness through early detection, education, screenings and supporting research for eradicating cancer. Last year DFAC raised $50,000 for breast cancer research. The organization is looking forward to reaching a target of $100,000 from this year’s ride. The DFAC motorcycle run is scheduled to take place from July 16 to Aug. 6 with donations presented to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Nellie B. Connally Breast Center.

Along with Harley-Davidson attendees, the ride features the “Divas” including Founder and President of the organization Jan Emanuel-Costley, Vice-President Aj Coffee, Cynthia Marcy and Elaine Thomas. Road captains will accompany the “Divas” from the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club. The DFAC run will include “Meet and greet” events at various participating Harley-Davidson dealerships along the route where people will have the opportunity to make donations or register to ride. The “Divas” are also scheduled to participate in a VIP tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum on July 22 guided by Curatorial Director, Jim Fricke. “We are very excited to have Jan Emanuel-Costley and her supporters tour our exciting new museum. Similar to Jan’s commitment and passion to bring awareness to breast cancer, we are just as committed to support great efforts like the Divas For A Cure ride and other community-focused initiatives,” said Jim Fricke.

The 6,000-mile ride is scheduled to depart from Brown Mills, N.J., to official kick-off city of Atlanta; Atlanta to Canada; Canada to the National Bikers Roundup in Pennsylvania; down the East Coast; and finally returning back to Atlanta. The meet and greet dates will begin following the initial departure from New Jersey. More details on the route are available online at www.DivasForACure.org. The riders, featuring the “Divas” and members of the Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club, will make their first meet and greet appearance July 16 in Greensboro, N.C. "Our mission is simple. Breast cancer awareness and early detection is key to survival. I am living proof. We are simply ordinary women trying to do extraordinary things to impact the lives of women in our community, and change the image of women in motorcycling. We are committed to the cause until there is a cure," said Jan Emanuel-Costley.

The DFAC motorcycle run includes stops at various Harley-Davidson dealerships where the “Divas” hope the community will show their support by making a donation to the cause, registering to ride with the group to the next city or to support their efforts. Harley-Davidson dealership stops include:

Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C. (July 16)
Harley-Davidson of Clayton County, Morrow, Ga. (July 19)
Harley-Davidson of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. (July 20)
A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, Columbus, Ohio (July 21)
House of Harley-Davidson, Greenfield, Wisc. (July 22)
Motor City Harley-Davidson, Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 23)
Boston Harley-Davidson, Everett, Mass. (July 25)
Harley-Davidson of Ocean County, Lakewood, N.J. (July 26)
Harley-Davidson reception at the Annual National Bikers Roundup at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg, Pa. (July 31)

2007 - Mission Accomplished...$50,000.00

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jan Emanuel-Costley, Founder & President of Divas For A Cure accompanied by Members of the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club, along with TC Costley, National President of the NABSTMC, family, friends and other cancer survivors presented a check in the amount of $50,000.00 to Dr. Vickie Shannon and staff of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX on October 20, 2007.
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