‘We Care – Ride for Suicide Prevention,’ a community ride for suicide awareness

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The “We Care – Ride for Suicide Prevention” motorcycle ride will take place on March 30, at Redline Leather & Cycle Workz in Hanceville, with registration starting at 10 a.m. and the ride beginning at 11. (Steven McDonald)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – On March 30, the “We Care – Ride for Suicide Prevention,” motorcycle event aimed at raising awareness about suicide and supporting those affected by it, will take place at Redline Leather & Cycle Workz, located at 222 Arkadelphia Road NE in Hanceville. Registration for the event starts at 10 a.m., followed by the ride beginning at 11. The event aims to raise awareness among those affected by suicide and honor the memory of Albert Tubbs and Benjamin Gillilan, whose lives were tragically lost to suicide.

Steven McDonald, the event organizer, emphasized the significance of the event: “The importance of this ride is to bring awareness and let people know that there are actually people that care. There are other options besides suicide, and hopefully, we can bring them closer to people who can help them. I lost my cousin about a month ago to suicide. And I lost my brother-in-law about two years ago to suicide. All the money raised will go to WellStone in Huntsville in memory of my cousin Albert Tubbs and my brother-in-law, Benjamin Gillilan.”

The event welcomes not only motorcycle enthusiasts, but also anyone interested in supporting the cause. Post-ride activities will feature a live band, and a raffle with prizes including ratchet sets, automobile jacks, gift cards and more. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs available to attendees, made possible through donations. Those not riding will still have a chance to participate in an impactful event full of great fellowship.

Participants will embark on a 105-mile journey, starting and ending at Redline Leather & Cycle Workz. The ride offers a chance to honor those lost to suicide and to unite the community in spreading awareness to those who feel they don’t have access to the help they need.

Redline Leather & Cycle Workz has provided its premises for the event, showing support for the cause without any business affiliation. The organizers express deep appreciation for the venue’s contribution to making the event possible.

Those unable to attend but wishing to contribute can make donations. Arrangements for donation pickup can be made by contacting Steven McDonald directly at 256-636-1211, or donations can be made during the event. Those looking for additional information about the ride may also contact McDonald.