EAST PHARSALIA – More than 67 motorcycles and one car began at Freds Inn in Norwich on August 3 and cruised to a number of various locations before coming to a stop at the Balsam Inn in East Pharsalia for the 6th annual Heidee Peterson Memorial Cruise for Diabetes.
“What a great day it was for a motorcycle ride,” said Nancy MacLaury, mother of the late Heidee Peterson, who lost her battle with Type 1 Diabetes in 2007 at the age of 30.
MacLaury has hopes her diligent work with planning and holding the event each year will foster cognizance about diabetes, serve as a celebration of the life of her daughter, and be a method of raising funds for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
In the last five years of the memorial ride, MacLaury has been able to raise $11,500 - all of which is donated to the ADA.
“It was a perfect day and I made my goal of $4,000,” stated MacLaury. “It’s all going toward the Step Out Walk in November in Johnson City. Now that I made that goal on a personal level, I’m stepping it up as a team and raising the goal to $5,000.”