Ladies of Harley Remember Lost Friend in Benefit Ride

WILMINGTON -- You could call Charlie McGee and her friends "women on a mission" -- a mission to ride and keep a friend's memory alive.

"We're never together when we don't think of Angie," said McGee.

Angie Holliday, of Wilmington, lost a battle to breast cancer in February. But when she was alive, there was one thing the fun-loving woman could not pass up: riding her motorcycle.

"We all decided that if Angie wanted to go riding, we'd go," McGee said. "Well, Angie wanted to go riding all the time, so we'd just get up and go."

So the "Ladies of Harley" -- friends of Holliday -- are turning their love of revving up the engine into a benefit ride that will raise money for the Pink Ribbon Campaign at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. It's called "Angie's Amazing Race."

The race will help uninsured women receive free mammograms, pay for cancer care bags, and keep the riders' bond tight.

"They're my sisters," Terry Thornton laughed, "my crazy sisters."

As riders step up to the challenge, Holliday's friends hope that they will take with them a zest for life, while keep the fun-loving woman in their memories.

"Just think about enjoying life and just having fun and embracing it," said McGee.

Reported by Nicole Ferguson

Angie's Amazing Race will be held on October 1.  Entry fee is $10.  Contact Charlie McGee at (910) 470-0702 for more information.