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Ride for Landon receives large amount of community support in north Iowa

One local Harley-Davidson dealer hosts a charity ride with the benefits going toward a great cause.

Posted: Sep 30, 2018 2:56 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2018 6:22 AM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Local motorcycle riders gathered in Charles City this weekend for a charity ride that raised money for a worthy cause.

It's all for Landon Tollefsonm who passed away just days before his fifth birthday from complications of childhood cancer.
The motorcycle riders gathered to raise money in memory of Landon and Forces and Fire, which hosts outdoor outings for disabled veterans and first responders.

While the weather didn’t necessarily bring the most ideal of conditions, Jerry Myers says it should have.
“The way I look at it...compared to what wounded vets go through, compared to what the children at St. Jude’s go through…hanging out in the cold and having a party - that's a minor inconvenience and since it's all going to such a great cause for people that have done so much more than that,” said Myers. “I see no reason to not be here.”

Despite the impact of the cold, Myers said the support from the community was amazing.

“We’ve door prizes, food that was donated by Simply Essentials here in Charles City, we've just had such an overwhelming group of people come through and donate to this.”

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