Many riders show their support for causes that are near and dear to their heart, but Lisa Harris has taken her show of support for breast cancer awareness to the next level. She has had her brand new Victory Vegas painted in pink camouflage. Inspired by her close friend Cheyenne Moore, who had endured a breast cancer scare a few years earlier, Lisa learned to ride a motorcycle. Soon the 2 of them had become members of the Cincinnati Chrome Divas, a group which is all about raising awareness and money to fight breast cancer. After joining Lisa became very active in promoting breast cancer awareness and fundraising and is now the Asst. Director of the Cincinnati Chapter.
While working at a fundraising event for the Cincinnati Chrome Divas, Lisa met Cliff Byrd of Queen City Customs in Fairfield, Ohio and talked to him about a custom paint job, pink camouflage with breast cancer ribbons, for her dream bike. After hearing Lisa’s story Byrd said he would donate the paint job to help support the cause. So after Lisa got her new Vegas in May from Tragesser Victory, she had them strip the sheet metal off and sent it to Stoney at Queen City Customs. Stoney worked his magic and had the parts ready and sent back to the dealership in time for Lisa’s projected debut of the bike at the June 2nd Cincinnati Breastfest which she felt would be an appropriate 1st outing.
Unfortunately just before the Cincinnati Breastfest, Lisa’s friend Cheyenne became ill, was hospitalized and passed away from an as-yet undiagnosed ailment on May 31. Cheyenne continues to inspire Lisa and named the new bike “Chey” to honor her friend. Lisa recalls, “I picked up my bike on June 1 from the dealership,” where the custom painted bodywork was re-installed – and high handlebars were installed. “When they asked me what I was going to name her, the only thing that came to mind was ‘Chey,’ standing for my one of best friends, Cheyenne Moore, who inspired me to bring more awareness to breast cancer and to ride like no other.” Lisa rides “Chey“ all over Ohio and beyond turning heads and helping raise breast cancer awareness. “Chey is on the road traveling everywhere I can go,” Lisa said.
Source and images: Victory Motorcycles
Posted by Sam Kanish