Proceeds donated to Humane Society

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Members of the Freeborn County Humane Society are pictured with Terry Gordon and Richard Grunwald — along with King Henry, the dog, when a donation was made to the Humane Society last week

Five years ago, a group of Matt Felt’s friends started a motorcycle ride to show support and raise money to help in the fight against the cancer that Matt was battling. Matt attended the first run. Last fall, Dillon Gordon — one of the founders of the Matt Felt Run — was killed in a motorcycle crash.

On July 10, friends and family of Matt Felt and Dillon Gordon gathered to ride and with the 189 bikers — 250 riders when you included the passengers — and those that followed in vehicles, raising over $13,000. The money will be donated to the Cancer, Lifesource Organ Donation Program, and the Humane Society of Albert Lea in remembrance of Matt and Dillon.

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The donation to the Humane Society is $3,250. The event was widely supported by Albert Lea and the surrounding communities.

Organizers said there are many people to thank for their contributions and support, but they are too numerous to mention.