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July 25, 2013

Pink Angels soar toward $2M in cancer fight

Group with crazy garb continues effort this weekend

HAVERHILL — With a pink bra draped across the handlebars, it will be unlike most motorcycles you see roaring down the road.

The Pink Angels Posse will hit the road again this weekend to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. In the lead will be Wayne and Marcia Masse of Haverhill.

They’ll be dressed in pink and riding a motorcycle with a pink bra on the handlebars.

During this year’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile walk in Boston, which kicks off tomorrow, Wayne and wife Marcia will cheer on other members of The Pink Angels walking team. Together since 2005, this group of women and men are committed to eliminating breast cancer — and have raised $1.8 milion for the cause.

Marcia Masse is a 15-year breast cancer survivor.

“When I put that big pink bra on my bike, we get a lot of thumbs up,’” Wayne Masse said. “It’s a ton of fun and Marcia will be on the sidelines too or on the back of my bike and she’ll be dressed in pink as well.”

As a walking team, the group has raised the $1.8 million for the Susan G. Komen event over the years. But since this is the last year for the walk in Boston, The Pink Angels have become their own nonprofit organization. After this weekend’s walk, the angels will raise money for local charities, said team captain Joanne Seneta of Lynn, a 10-year cancer survivor who formed The Pink Angels and invited others to join.

“I’m very proud of our amazing group and hope that we have taken many steps in finding a cure in our lifetime,” Seneta said.

Seneta will take part in this weekend’s walk in Boston along with 42 other Pink Angel members. For members of The Pink Angel Posse, nothing is too crazy or too outlandish to wear in their efforts to motivate walkers to raise money.

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