PHILIPSBURG–More than 150 persons rode their bikes and other forms of transportation around the island in support of the eighth Annual “Bikers for Boobs” breast cancer awareness activity hosted by Caribbean Eagles St. Maarten motorbike club in collaboration with Elektralyets and Positive Foundations on Sunday, October 20.
Attendees included Riders on Two President Mario Barlett and his street biker organisation Tribal Hogs, the newest motorbike club on the island. Some persons participated in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dune buggies and cars. Participants rode and drove around the island roaring their engines through various districts in Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin.
Caribbean Eagles’ traffic team was on hand to ensure the participants’ safety. “It is important that people remember to share the road with bikers as well,” it was stated in a press release issued on Monday.
Caribbean Eagles St. Maarten President Jane Therond, who has been supporting the event from the beginning, said the Caribbean Eagles’ dedication to this event is synonymous with the slogan: Loud Pipes Saves Lives. “Being breast aware is indeed important and we know that early detection can save lives, she said.
Elektralyets Foundation President Mercedes “Elektra” van der Waals-Wyatt, who is also a Caribbean Eagle member, started the event before she even could ride a Harley Davidson many years ago.
“I love the sound a roaring engine makes and I thought the noise could wake up the people in my community and help break down the silence of the taboo of breast cancer on our island. Jane Therond and Caribbean Eagles were willing and able to help me and the Positive Foundation on this quest,” Elektra said.
Positive Foundation President Shelly Alphonso was encouraged by the large turnout, noting that this event with riders wearing beautiful designed T-shirts sponsored by Tecalu NV and bikes decorated with pink balloons and ribbons is a fun and creative way to bring attention to the Be Breast Aware campaign.
Elektralyets and Positive Foundations thanked Caribbean Eagles St. Maarten, Riders on Two, Tribal Hogs, Tecalu, supporters and participants who made the event a success.
For breast cancer screening opportunities and events, check Positive Foundation’s Facebook page or contact Positive Foundation President Shelly Alphonso at tel. 580-9658 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org , or Elektra at tel. 523-7418 or email
Caribbean Eagles will be hosting its 10th Annual Bikefest in November and urges everyone who loves to ride to register.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81878-over-150-participate-in-bikers-for-boobs