GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) – Regulators motorcycle association held its annual run for a reason Saturday.
It’s the 18th annual Regulators run for a reason. This year raising money for a little girl in Champaign.
Every year, they choose a different beneficiary. This year, they raised money for Karly Ware.
Ware was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, autism, and missing 2 chromosomes. She also had severe hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) and required emergency surgery. After her emergency surgery, she had seizures and coded 3 times.
The Regulators Motorcycle Association website says her parents had attempted several times to have children of their own, when they finally decided to foster. They said, the new family spent the next 2 months in the hospital, the mother lost her job with continuous care, and the family was nearly homeless due to financial constraints.
“Every year it’s different in what you see, but every year it’s the same in what you feel. Every year, I have watched these people see these families, and what they need, and they just open their checkbooks and open up their hearts,” Bradley Butler, with the Regulators Motorcycle Association, said.
So, on September 11th, they held their annual benefit to raise money for the family. It helps pay for medical and everyday expenses.
The run started at Pipas Pub in Champaign, with stops all along the way. The crowd ended up at the American Legion in Gibson City.
That’s where they held a live auction and had a band playing. The group hopes to raise around $40,000 for the family. They present the check to the family right before the holidays.