Two years ago we participated in the wildly successful ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and raise funds for ALS. Jay's former co-workers also raised money and did a group challenge at work. We were invited to watch everyone get wet. They raised over $600.
This year a group of Jay's motorcycle friends put together a ride in his memory. It is the first annual Jay Lenning Memorial Ride. The picture below is the 'formal' picture taken at the first of four stops along the route. My brother had a motorcycle from the time that he was 12 years old. The first one was a minibike. The last two were his beloved Harley Davidsons. His bike is the one on the far left in this picture. After his death my sister sold her motorcycle and bought his.
Yesterday we met at the bar to witness the presentation of the check to a member from the ALS Association for our region. Our family couldn't be more proud of this group of bikers. They were great friends to Jay during his illness and so supportive of his widow after his death. Some people might be intimidated by the black leathers and bandanas but a better group of people would be hard to find. The day of our ride there was another group riding for charity as well and this picture shows our riders' bikes parked on one side of the street and the other group's bikes across the street.