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Motorcycle ride benefits cancer patient

Friday, October 22, 2010

A motorcycle benefit ride will take place this Saturday to benefit Cedra Lockaby of Coatsville.

Lockaby has multiple Myelomamyeloma, a type of cancer that affects the marrow in a person's bones.

"She has cancer and it's getting to the point where she can't work," said Miike Elliott, whose wife is Lockaby's grandniece.

Katie Hill, whose grandmother is a friend of Lockaby's, said that the ride is needed because chemotherapy wasn't effective.

"They did chemo chemo twice a month for four months," Hill said. "The treatments were costing $10,000 each. They stopped the chemo for a month to see how she was responding to the treatment."

After that month, Lockaby's cancer had progressed to stage three.

"They told her that her life expectancy was about 29 months or so left," Hill said.

The next step in combating the disease involves surgery, but Lockaby's insurance isn't willing to pay for the cost of the procedure.

"It's an experimental surgery that they want to try on her," Hill said. "Her insurance won't pay for it because it's experimental.

"We want to reach $10,000 to help her with all of the medical bills and everything else," ."Hill said.

The ride, which is being called Cedra's Benefit Ride, will start at Indy West Harley- Davidson, located at 6201 Cambridge Way in Plainfield. Registration, which costs $15.00, begins at 10:30 a.m. with the ride starting at 11:30 a.m. The route eventually finishes ends at Club 42, located at 4779 State Highway 42 in Cloverdale. There will be prizes given away. Elliott said some of the prizes were donated by Wal-Mart.

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