Pat And Cris Simmons, Rockin' Down The Highway For A Cure
Huffington Post - 5 months
When legendary singer/songwriter (and Doobie Brothers co-founder) Pat Simmons and his wife, author and well-known motorcycle enthusiast, Cris, hit the road on antique motorcycles this week, they will be thinking about more than just scenic Americana landscapes as they rumble coast-to-coast.
It was three years ago this month when their son, Pat Jr., then in his early 20s, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy, he's doing wonderfully today. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago he became a father to a son; Pat and Chris's first grandchild.
They will be back home in Hawaii to see him soon, but first there's the matter of this coast-to-coast "Motorcycle Cannonball" rally starting September 10, which they're partaking in to help find a cure for cancer.
"My husband and I both love motorcycles and have been riding for most of our lives," Cris told me. "But we love our son more, and so to be riding for a good cause like is something
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