The Indian SCOTT Motorcyle
On August 26, 2017 we had our 9th Annual Motorcycle 12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally which is a scavenger hunt style motorcycle ride to increase awareness of the many ways that recovery restores lives previously destroyed by the disease of addiction. This event helps us raise funds so that more men and families can RECOVER their lives through Fresh Start. This year we were thrilled to have a raffle of a 2017 Indian Scout Motorcycle and a KTM Motorcycle. Like recovery, we did not do this alone, we had many community partners and motorcycle enthusiasts helping to sell tickets and promote the bikes. We would like to share the story of the lady that won first place.
The winner of the 2017 Indian Scout Motorcycle is Elaine Williams; she is the mother of our National Communications Director Lisa Simone. This family 2 weeks earlier lost their son; Lisa’s brother to an accidental overdose. Scott is not just a statistic he was a professional, a father, a son, a brother a loyal friend, a charismatic man AND he was addicted and in denial of his disease. The shock, disbelief and suffering the family went through is understandable and not uncommon in the community and people we serve. What was amazing is the motorcycle win so close after his death. To them it is not the Indian Scout; but the Indian SCOTT. A message from above perhaps saying I am okay, I love you, carry on and I’m not so far away.