'Superbubz' inspired motorcycle ride Saturday will benefit Dragonfly Foundation

Photo: Dragonfly Foundation website
Photo: Dragonfly Foundation website
Walter "Superbubz" Herber, 6, enjoyed a motorcycle ride last fall before he succumbed to Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. (Photo: Fight with Superbubz Facebook page)
Walter "Superbubz" Herber, 6, enjoyed a motorcycle ride last fall before he succumbed to Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. (Photo: Fight with Superbubz Facebook page)

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - The family of a 6-year-old boy whose cancer battle inspired the community have started a motorcycle ride to benefit a non-profit agency for children with the disease.

"Ride for Dragonfly" for the Dragonfly Foundation will be held Saturday at Queen City Harley Davidson off Ohio 4 in Fairfield.

The Dragonfly Foundation provides comfort and joy to kids and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants.

Their "Dragonflies" range in age from birth to age 30. They (and their immediate family) are Dragonflies from their date of diagnosis until they are 5-years past treatment.

The organization also supports patient care needs of Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute.

Registration for the upcoming motorcycle ride will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with kickstands up at 1 p.m.

There will be a 2 p.m. stop at Hueston Woods Resort before the ride ends at Quaker Steak & Lube in Colerain Township at 3 p.m.

An after-party will follow there with live music from Final Order and Southern Fusion.

There also will be raffle baskets, Split-the-Pot and more.

For more information or to register for the ride, click here.

For more details about Dragonfly Foundation and their mission, visit their Facebook page.

The motorcycle benefit ride is the brainchild of relatives and friends of a 6-year-old boy whose brave cancer battle touched the Tri-State.

Sale proceeds from a special "Superbubz" patch sold the day of the motorcycle ride will benefit the Herbert family in memory of their son, Walter Herbert.

Superbubz fought two years against neuroblastoma, one of the more common forms of childhood cancer, before he passed away Oct. 6. In his final weeks, his parents and family friends, along with generous assistance from the community and professional sports organizations, took him on several adventures at Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and FC Cincinnati games.

His story gained national attention when Reds first baseman Joey Votto gave him a home-run bat, a high-five and the jersey right off his back during a the Reds Aug. 31, 2017 home game.

Superbubz, who had just weeks left to live, beamed.

That heartwarming encounter prompted fans around the world to vote Votto MLB Award for Best Player-Fan Interaction.

Votto, who was among mourners at the boy's visitation, has given the award to the Herbert family.

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