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Meet the all-female Motorcycle Club helping babies in need

An all-female Motorcycle Club are giving back to the community by delivering breast milk to babies in need.
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An all-female Motorcycle Club are giving back to the community by delivering breast milk to babies in need.

The Sirens MC from New York City was founded for women who wanted to celebrate their love of motorcycling in all its forms.

With approximately 50 members of women from different ages, races, professions and sexual orientations – what bonds this sisterhood together is their love of bikes and the open road.

President of the club, Jen Bacquial, told metro.co.uk that they wanted to present a “strong, proud and honourable image of women both in the MC community and the community at large.”

That was why Jen and the Sirens were approached by the New York Milk Bank (NYMB) earlier this year.

The MC getting instructions at the Milk Bank

The NYMB collects and pasteurises donated human breast milk, which is then sent to babies in need – from those in hospitals, to babies whose mothers are just unable to produce enough milk to sustain them.

That’s because, while the Bank has no problems getting milk, it’s getting it to the babies in need that’s the problem.

One day, the head of the Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, was sat in traffic when she saw motorcyclists cutting through the queues.

That’s when she had the brain wave to contact the MC, and see if they could help with deliveries in the area.

Helping with both ends of the transportation process, the MC volunteer their time and bikes to help the Bank – though admit they are reimbursed some fuel costs.

“It seems only natural that human milk is the best food for babies, and we are just doing our small part to help get it to babies and mamas that need it,” says Jen.

You can read more about the Milk Bank here.

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