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Bikers band together in hopes of assisting Alzheimer's Association

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RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, bikers in the Tri-Cities got together for the third annual Salute to Scoot, and event that, in the past, has raised money for the Fallen Riders & Family Fund. This year, however, Salute to Scoot added a new cause to their event: the Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. 

Alzheimer's affects over 100,000 people in Washington alone, and since June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, everyone was a little extra appreciative of the event's effort to give back. 

Leslie Woodfill of the Alzheimer's Association was especially thankful for the new found partnership. 

"A lot of times our energies are dedicated to putting events together," said Leslie, "And they have just come in and said 'let us do this'. And it was just a relief and such a blessing for them to say, 'we're gonna take care of it, we're gonna raise awareness for the Alzheimer's Association' and for that I'm truly grateful."

The event consisted of a ride to John Dam Plaza, where food, drinks, and music awaited the riders. Despite the gloomy weather, plenty of bikers came out to celebrate the cause.