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Wally's Wild Ride Makes Donation to Chatham Firefighter

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CHATHAM, MA - Earlier this year, Fire & Iron Firefighters Motorcycle Club Station-32 held the inaugural Wally's Wild Ride, in memory of Wareham Firefighter David "Wally" Wahlstrom, who passed away due to cancer back in 2021. The event was a great success, bringing riders from across New England and beyond to enjoy the 66-mile scenic ride, which brought riders to several of Cape Cod's pristine beaches.

As a way to give back to those in need, and honor "Wally", proceeds from this year's ride were donated to Chatham Firefighter Vance Bates and his wife, Adrian. Firefighter Bates was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2022 and was unable to work while he was undergoing treatments. During Vance's battle with cancer, his wife Adrian suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in late 2022. With Adrian hospitalized and unable to work while working at her rehabilitation, the family was left with bills piling up. Fire & Iron MC Station-32 was happy to recently present Vance and Adrian a check from the proceeds of Wally's Wild Ride at his firehouse in Chatham.

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