10th Annual RCDCU Ride Against Cancer Honors Longtime Volunteer


Cyclists waiting for the start of the RCDCU Ride Against Prostate Cancer on Sept. 17.

Organizers of the Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United honored one of their own Sept. 17 at the 10th annual Ride Against Prostate Cancer.

The event’s 10-mile ride was named after Wilburt FeFe White, a longtime volunteer who in past years had chaperoned the 10-mile ride on his red motorcycle. White, who died in 2015 at the age of 66, was a member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club of Plainfield.

More than 100 cyclists showed up at the event, the start-off point of which was Franklin Middle School. In addition to the 10-mile ride, participants could navigate a 30- and 50-mile ride, and a 3-mile walk/ride.

The RCDCU ride – formerly known as the Renaissance Community Development Credit Union ride – raises money for prostate cancer screenings. Shirley Spruill, the event’s organizer, said that so far the group has raised more than $14,500.

Spruill said that she missed White “rolling up on his shiny red motorcycle.”

“For seven years until his death, he never missed a ride,” Spruill told the crowd. “If he had something to do, he made sure he came to the ride first.”

Attending the event to witness the dedication were members of White’s family and some of his friends.

Following are some scenes from the day.

2016 RCDCU Prostate Cancer Ride


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