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Bikers help young cancer patient

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:41-04

BILLINGS – Bikers and the community came together to help a boy with cancer and his family at Sunset Bowl on Saturday.

Strikes Against Cancer helped 16-year old Tysen Baeskens.

More than 22 teams came out for the fundraiser that included a raffle and road taco sales.

“It feels good just knowing that you have the support of the community,” Baeskens said.

“It’s really great to know that people like this are out here,” said Meghan Jensen, Tysen’s mother. “And the fact that they took time out of their day to put this together, it’s just wonderful.”

“I would say probably half of the benefit is from the motorcycle world and the rest is just from the Billings community that have stepped forward to help out this very worthy cause for Tysen,” said Gregory Walker, secretary/treasurer of R.O.A.D.R.A.S.H.

Tysen has a rare form of bone cancer and has been going to Salt Lake City for treatment.

He is a Laurel High School student who draws strength from his aspiration for a career in music.

“I really like music and what’s keeping me strong is I really want to go to college and study music technologies, so that’s a big thing,” Baeskens said.

Walker says motorcycle clubs often get support from other clubs for these types of fundraisers.

R.O.A.D.R.A.S.H. stands for Riders of American Defenders Riding Against Soldier Hatred.