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Women’s motorcycle club raises funds, awareness for cancer center

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The Free Spirit motorcycle club’s 11th annual fund-raiser for the Center for Cancer Care was a laugh riot for many in attendance, who participated in friendly games and danced to live music. About 200 people attended the family-friendly event, including dedicated bikers and vendors from across the state. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

NORFOLK — The Free Spirit women’s motorcycle club attracted more than 200 people to Maasser Park on Route 44 Sunday, Sept. 23, for a party that raised money for Torrington’s Center for Cancer Care.

The 11th annual event, organized by club member Dina Hague Viel and friends, started with a 10 a.m. scavenger hunt for children at the cancer center’s Torrington campus at 200 Kennedy Drive. By noontime, the rock and blues band, The Ruins, was tuning up and getting ready to take the crowd through its renditions of tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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