Benevolent biking: motorcyclists raise money for Port Byron man
News from Auburn Citizen:

JORDAN | Motorcyclists rolled into the Keg’s Canal Side Event Center parking lot Saturday morning, their arrivals announced by the crackling of gravel crunching under their wheels.

Parking their bikes in a horizontal row, some motorcyclists entered the bar to purchase raffle tickets, sip orange juice and nibble on doughnut holes. Others prattled with their fellow bikers, admiring each other’s shiny rides as they prepared to take on the open road.

But the bikers gathered at the Jordan event center to do more than enjoy a communal weekend ride. The motorcyclists were riding to raise money to for one of their own.

Jim Kirby, a motorcycle-loving Port Byron man, was diagnosed with liver cancer and cirrhosis — the final stage of liver disease — in January.

“He hasn’t been able to work since,” Bonnie Kirby, his wife, said.

Eight months and one debilitating radiation treatment later, Kirby became too ill to work, forcing him to retire early from his job at the Cayuga County Highway Department. With the high cost of medical bills and hospital bills on top of the cost of living, Kirby and his wife are struggling.

Kirby said she and her husband haven’t been able to pay rent for months. And despite seeking help from every organization the couple could think of, the Kirbys found no aid.

“Nothing’s going right,” she said. “Nothing’s g…………… continues on Auburn Citizen

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The Bolgatanga Municipality loses about $ 1.2 million annually due to motorcycle crashes, a study on the economic burden of motorcycle accidents, according to a study by some health and educational institutions in Ghana.

They are the Pharmacy Council, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana and the Upper East Regional Health Directorate.

Dr Koku Awoonor–Williams, Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, announced this at a meeting of road safety stakeholders, in Bolgatanga on Wednesday,

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