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12NR34 - MRF News Release - PASSING OF MRF FOUNDER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN BILLY GANNON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 December 2012

Contact: Kirk "Hardtail" Willard, MRF President

PASSING OF MRF FOUNDER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN BILLY GANNON

Billy Gannon, 59, passed away on December 24th following a courageous battle with cancer. Billy was a member of the original Meeting of the Minds Steering Committee and one of the founders of what would become the Motorcycle Riders Foundation located in Washington D.C. Billy was key in convincing motorcyclists rights representatives from the east coast to attend the first Meeting of the Minds. Billy took over from Michael "Balls" Farabaugh as the organizations Chairman in 1987 and then served as Co-Chair with Michael in 1988. One of the first messages I received about Billy's passing was, "Billy Gannon has left this world to ride with those who have left before us. Every motorcyclist lost a freedom fighter today".

 

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