JOPLIN — The sound of motorcycles could be heard around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, at Hideout Harley Davidson, Joplin, for a great cause.

JOPLIN — The sound of motorcycles could be heard around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, at Hideout Harley Davidson, Joplin, for a great cause.
Around 160 riders participated in the annual MDA Ride for Life, which included a party of food and music on Saturday, but the ride was held on Sunday. The riders ended up at Indigo Sky Casino, near Seneca.
"It is just a great event, a way to come together as a community and to support a great cause," said Bethany Dunn of Carthage. "It is all about the kids."
Ride for Life is one of MDA's big fundraisers in the area and the money raised goes to help the local families. It goes to support the clinics, to send kids to summer camps, to assist with the medical equipment that MDA provides.
Dunn and her husband, Kirk, have participated in the Ride for Life for a number of years. They personally don't know of any kid with muscular dystrophy, but are glad to be able to help raise funds for MDA.
"Once you get involved, you want to come back for more for the kids," she said. "It is all about them."
Dunn encourages others to attend the event.
"Come, spend the day, donate and  support," she said. "It is fun to ride, especially in a big groups like this. it is a family to come together to support a great cause."