Updated: 05/31/2014 10:47 PM
Created: 05/31/2014 8:49 PM KAALtv.com
By: Meghan Reistad
(ABC 6 News) -- “I’m shocked, you know. It’s been 10 years since she was murdered and, you know, after a length of time people start to forget. But that has never happened with Evelyn, never, and this is proof of that,” said Evelyn Miller’s Grandmother Linda Christie.
Bikers put their kickstands up today to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The group traveled 150 miles around Iowa, making stops along the way.
“It’s wonderful to see this many bikers out. A lot of people don’t realize that motorcyclists have the biggest hearts in the world,” said ABATE of Iowa District 16 Coordinator Sharon Stone-Husmann.
The second stop was in Floyd, Iowa. The former home to Evelyn Miller, a five-year-old killed in 2005.
“A very special soul, just your typical 5-year-old who loved to roller skate and play dolls. Her brother and her played together. She just, she had that incredible smile. She was just Evelyn,” said Christie.
This is the second annual Fun Run for the ABATE of Iowa group. Last year, they raised more than two-thousand dollars, and this year, they expect to raise more.
“All the money we raise goes to the National Center. It does not stay in Iowa, but when we needed them they were here and all the money they collected they pooled it all for us,” said Stone-Husmann.
The group will continue to ride for as long as it takes.
“We will continue to do this until we don’t have to any longer,” said Stone-Husmann.