Onalaska, WI (WXOW)-- More than 600 motorcyclists took part in Saturday's Thunder Ride for juvenile diabetes.
It marks the 10th anniversary of the event that's raised more than $750,000 for families that have children with the disease.
And it all began with John Haverty who's son was diagnosed with diabetes at 22 months old. John's son is now 15, and the family keeps the event going to give hope to other area families.
"I think what we offer is hope," Haverty said. "There are a lot of families where diabetes is very scary. And the Thunder Ride says you need to have certain supplies, maybe even to save the life of your child and the Thunder Ride makes sure that all families in the Coulee Region have that."
This year's ride raised more than $100,000. That money will now help local families with their medical costs and supplies.
WXOW is a proud sponsor of the Thunder Ride.
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