McCordsville family planning fundraiser in memory of daughter

GREENFIELD — The family of a McCordsville teenager, who died in 2013 after battling kidney cancer, will conduct a motorcycle ride and fundraiser in her honor Saturday.

Money collected will benefit a Fortville boy living with cerebral palsy.

Saturday will mark the second annual Kendra Lewin Memorial Ride, organizers said.

Bikers will travel together from Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson, 4930 Southport Crossing Place, to Brown County. A series of stops are planned along the route, which will take riders through Whiteland, Trafalgar, Morgantown and into Nashville.

Registration for the ride begins at 10 a.m., and the ride begins at 11 a.m. The cost to participate is $25.

Proceeds will be used to purchase a wheelchair bicycle tandem for 16-year-old Lincoln McFarland of Fortville. He and his family will buy a specialized bike that will allow Lincoln to go on bike rides with his family, organizers said.

The group will raffle off tickets to the upcoming Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots game. Anyone interested in purchasing a raffle ticket can email for more information. The raffle winner does not need to be present at the drawing to win, organizers said.

Free-will donations can be made at any time to the Kendra Lewin Memorial Fund through the Greenfield Banking Co. Any additional proceeds will be donated to research for renal cell carcinoma, the type of cancer Kendra was diagnosed with.

Tammy Lewin, Kendra’s mother, described her daughter as a caring young woman who was always eager to help others; the family believes Kendra would have wanted to do something to help Lincoln, and the Lewins hope to choose another community member to benefit each year the ride is held, she said.

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or