Ride for Jamie motorcycle fundraiser aiding Abingdon resident with breast cancer

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May 11—Alyssa Campbell said her parents are still recovering financially from when her mom had breast cancer in 2016.

Her mother, Jamie Williams, of Abingdon, had a double mastectomy, Campbell said. Williams was cancer-free for nearly seven years.

Earlier this year, however, Williams, 43, was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer.

"It's scary to get a diagnosis like that," Campbell said, "but I think now that she's already started some of her treatments and had all her doctors visits and already had the surgery for it, I think she's a little bit more confident, and she feels a little safer."

This time around, Campbell is spearheading the Ride for Jamie fundraiser through her husband Ronnie's tattoo company, Phoenix Ink, to raise money for her mother's treatment.

The fundraiser will take place Saturday, starting off with a motorcycle ride from Eisenhauer's Chesapeake Harley-Davidson in Darlington to Hopkins Farm Brewery in Havre de Grace.

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"I think we all feel a little less hopeless this time around because we're taking action," Campbell said.

Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m., with the ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. A single rider bike can register for $30, and a bike with a rider and passenger can register for $40.

Anyone without a motorcycle is still welcome to participate on the ride in a vehicle for a flat fee of $40.

Once the ride concludes, there will be a number of activities at Hopkins Farm Brewery to continue the fundraiser, including a raffle and cornhole tournament. Food trucks and live music also will be present.

Phoenix Ink is offering T-shirts with an exclusive Phoenix Ink design in support of breast cancer awareness for those who donate $40 or more. Those donations can be made on their website at phoenixinkmd.com/fight-cancer.