Women from motorcycle club deliver breast milk to babiesBy Mason White 1:06 PM December 8, 2016
|Members of the Siren’s Women’s Motorcycle Club|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Woman who love to ride motorcycles, turned their passion into something great.
The Siren’s Women’s Motorcycle Club are proudly wearing their biker jackets in the streets of New York City, while riding to hospitals to help babies in need.
Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, who is the executive director of the
New York Milk Bank, said that they were having a very hard time getting breast milk to babies at hospitals due to traffic issues.
Until recently, the Milk Bank used an overnight service to deliver the fresh breast milk to premature and sick babies, but the delivery cost was very expensive.
Bouchet-Horwitz, who is a nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, said that one day, she saw “motorcycles going in and out of lanes,” and she thought, “what a great idea.”
She then reached out to the all women’s motorcycle club and they were delighted to help get milk to hospitals as quickly as possible.
The 40 member club, 25 to 74 years old of all ethnicities, backgrounds and sexual orientations, are now delivery the milk as volunteers, free of charge.