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Motorcyclists raise nearly $4,000 for missing, exploited kids

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - More than 145 people turned out for a motorcycle ride benefiting the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children over the weekend.

Together, they raised $3,793.37 for the nonprofit organization that partners with law enforcement agencies and families on issues surrounding missing and exploited children.

Saturday's ride was sponsored by ABATE Districts 23 and 16, and motorcyclists paid tribute to Johnny Gosch and Evelyn Miller.

Gosch was a 12 year-old West Des Moines paperboy who was kidnapped in 1982.

Miller was from the small town of Floyd; she was 5 years old at the time she was abducted and murdered in 2005.

A similar ride was held last year in memory of slain Evansdale cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins.

Organizer Mindy Riley said they raised more than $2,000 last year.

She said they'll start planning next year's ride in the fall.

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