Military mother and daughter ride to raise money for veterans

A combat veteran of 29 years is riding a motorcycle with her daughter across the country to raise money and awareness for veterans.

a little mother-daughter bonding time during a 10,000-mile bike ride, to help raise money for veterans in need.

"You just plan, and plan, and get your gear, and figure out your route," said Laurie Enright.

It took about a year and a half for Laurie and her 22-year-old daughter Molly to plan.

The duo are both Arizona State University graduates and will be riding about 200 miles per day for the next four months.

"We will be going up to Northern Arizona, to Utah, and then across Nevada, over to northern California, through Oregon, Washington State, and in Washington we will get on a ferry with bikes, and ferry through Alaska. Then down through the Yukon, down to Kansas, the eastern seaboard, to Arlington Virginia, and we should get there around September 30," said Laurie.

Everything that Laurie and Molly will need over the next four months is on their bike. They have their ride, rain, and camping gear, along with some food, tools, and a blanket.

"Clothes and toiletries, that stuff on the bottom is all camping and cooking gear, and then the take bags are kind of like our purses, they got our wallets, ID's, and cell phones," she said.

They hope to raise $292,000 to give to the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, Virginia.

"Really, it's a sanctuary for Veterans and their families, as well as gold star families, they have therapeutic programs, horseback riding, counseling, and just a place where veterans can get away from it all and heal," said Laurie.

So far, they've raised $32,000, and by the time they're done riding, they hope to have reached their goal.

If you would like to help fund their trip, or donate to the retreat center visit:
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