Augusta Harley Davidson raising money for the cure

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - When her mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, Lisa Thorne knew it would be a journey-emotionally.

"She went on an experimental treatment and we had to get money, specifically for that treatment. It was very financially draining," Thorne said.

So Thorne and the Augusta Harley Davidson store, along with vendors, survivors and supporters, spent Saturday raising money for cancer patients.

Survivor Melinda Defalco said, "All money raised is going to the University Hospital's Breast Health Center, to help women who are uninsured or under insured get mammogram's."

Defalco said this is the 6th year for the event. Last year it raised 19 hundred dollars.

"We've got a lot of raffles donated by area businesses. There's a basketball throw, a  tattoo contest, and vendors are out here donating their time."

And it's time all spent to find a cure for cancer. For more information on mammograms, screenings or to schedule a routine mammogram at Georgia Regents University, just call 706-721-9729.