Once again, we were very proud to be the official photographer for the annual Run for the Roses, this year held on Sunday September 15 at the Whitman VFW. If you are not familiar with this annual motorcycle run, now in its 5th year, it's held in honor of Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle, a mom and her baby daughter who were victims of domestic violence at the hands of Rachel's husband (Lillian's father) Neil. This motorcycle run started 5 years ago, on a rainy Sunday, with a small number of motorcycles, has become an annual event which this year topped over 800 motorcycles, as well as many classic cars.
It's a day of "coming together for a common cause". Men, women, old and young. All these people coming together is truly an amazing feat. Riders came from all over Massachusetts and from as far away as Florida.
We should mention that some four-legged friends also came out to support the fight against domestic violence...
The official logo gets stuck on many helmets, because these rides are proud to support the fight against domestic violence.
Every year, the organizers arrange for great music and entertainment. This year they recruited the Mumblers to perform in the Whitman VFW pavilion to entertain the crowds.
You can almost smell the burgers cooking right through the blog. Every year, volunteers come out to cook up a storm. After all, these guys and gals work up an appetite!
Rachel's dad (Lillian's granddad) speaks every year to thank everyone for coming out.
Every year sees a purple balloon release after all the bikes come back from the run.
If you've never been to the Run for the Roses, or didn't make it to this year's event, "like" their FaceBook page to be sure you don't miss next year's event. You don't even have to ride to come out and support this great cause.
You can view all the photos from the 2013 Run for the Roses here.