Bikers raise over $500 for 24-year-old woman fighting breast cancer

Posted at 10:57 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 19:05:51-04

Savanah Ponce was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in May. She's just 24-years-old.

She's been going through chemotherapy treatment since and has also had a bilateral mastectomy. 

Last month, Ponce's doctors told her the cancer is spreading. She has a tumor in her lung and several in her liver. Doctors said her breast cancer is now Stage 4.

While Ponce is maintaining a positive outlook, her medical bills are adding up.

On Sept. 15, a group of bikers got together for "Ridin' for a Reason" to raise money for Ponce. They raised $525 for Ponce's treatment. 

Each rider received a pink bandana and a Savanah Strong bracelet.

Some riders started the ride with Ponce during the McGregor Founder's Day Parade. They then met up after as an entire group and headed out for an hour-long ride.

"Some days I don't want to get out or don't really feel like doing anything," Ponce said. "Just having that support  makes me want to be strong and want to keep going."

There's also a GoFundMe account for Ponce that's raised more than $5,000.

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