Motorcycle ride to benefit terminally ill Topeka resident, his family
- on September 26, 2012
There will be a motorcycle ride and bike show Saturday for Topeka resident Greg Hasselman, who was born with a rare congenital heart condition.
Hasselman, 25, has undergone several life-sustaining procedures. He was scheduled for a heart and liver transplant, but during a recent trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., doctors determined he also needed lung transplants. They gave him a life expectancy of six to 12 months and are now working to control his pain.
Friends have organized the event to help his family — wife, Melanie, and 1-year-old daughter Addyson — pay for medical and end-of-life expenses.
The motorcycle ride begins at noon at Harley Davidson in Topeka, 2047 S.W. Topeka Blvd. The route includes Meriden, Perry and Tonganoxie and ends at Slow Ride Roadhouse in Lawrence, 1350 N. Third St., where the bike show will follow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There also will be live music, prizes and a silent auction.