Motorcycle club host charity ride

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Updated: 4/21/2013 12:22 pm
VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Members of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club rode for charity in an effort to make sure other families don't have to experience what one little girl did in 2005.

Around 75 people cranked up their motorcycles and rode 70 miles. The riders started in Verona and proceeded to Amory, Fulton, and back to the parking lot of the Lee County Agri-Center.
 
The purpose of the ride is to raise funds and awareness for child abuse.
 
Organizers of the Mallory Conlee benefit put the ride together to honor the memory of the late Mallory Conlee. Conlee died in 2005 as a result of injuries suffered from abuse.

The bikers say you don't have to own a motorcycle to get involved and help out the cause.

"Anybody in this community that is aware of what happens with the child abuse that is around [can help] these poor children that are victims of this. Anybody who is a victim of child abuse, anyone in the community can come around and help us with that," said Amber Moyer, organizer.

Local businesses pitched in with prizes to be raffled off.

The charity ride raised over $2,600, and organizers plan to turn the Mallory Conlee benefit ride into an annual event.
 
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