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Thunder Ride to Cure Juvenile Diabetes drives through La Crosse

Raises money for local families

Thunder Ride to Cure Juvenile...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A lot of motorcycles were out on the roads Saturday, and it was all for a good cause.

Around 300 motorcyclists took part in The Thunder Ride to Cure Juvenile Diabetes drove through parts of La Crosse Saturday to help raise money for children with juvenile diabetes and their families. 

The event also included silent and live auctions.

The goal of the campaign was to raise around $50,000.

Organizers said the best thing about this fundraiser is the money stays local.

“All of the proceeds from today are sent to Gundersen and Mayo Health Systems and from there, they grant it out to families who have juvenile diabetes, to help them with their medical supplies,” said Katrina Jekins, marketing director for Rod’s Ride on Powersports.

This year marks the 15th year of the event.

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