Keith Larson’s Annual Motorcycle Ride

October 14, 2014

 

Addressing the 180-plus motorcycle riders, WBT AM/FM Host Keith Larson holds up a photo of Coy Shue, one of the children the charity ride benefits.

Addressing the 180-plus motorcycle riders, WBT AM/FM Host Keith Larson holds up a photo of Coy Shue, one of the children the charity ride benefits.

Listeners joined WBT AM/FM Host Keith Larson this past April for the 12th annual Keith’s Ride. The police-escorted motorcycle ride benefits children in the Charlotte community who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

Starting in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews, the 182 motorcycle riders started their morning with breakfast from sponsor Hardees as they filled up their tanks before leaving on the 90-plus mile trip, with a break north of Charlotte at Lake Norman. They returned to the WBT studios for barbecue and live music.

With more than 300 people at the after-party, and many donations online, Keith’s Ride raised more than $25,000 to help four local children: 3-year-old Harlan “The Hero” Sullins, who is bravely battling a brain tumor; Coy Shue, who is 5 years old and fighting a rare bone cancer; Elijah Clark, 16, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and Brett Gideon, 13, with Ewing sarcoma.