Channing Sargent
December 03, 2016 5:19 pm
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Coolest thing ever: a badass crew of women delivers breast milk to babies-in-need – on motorcycles. #werd.

The New York Milk Bank is a non-profit that delivers donated breast milk (sometimes a mother’s breast milk is unavailable or in low supply, and they need to obtain it from other women).

Executive Director Julie Bouchet-Horwitz came up with the idea for a sort of biker messenger service while sitting in traffic. She noticed motorcycles weaving through lanes, getting ahead of all the cars.

She suddenly realized that by teaming up with a motorcycle group, she could get the milk delivered way faster. She reached out to Sirens Women’s Motorcycle Group of New York City.

“I didn’t look for a male motorcycle club ― I immediately thought of women because of the female connection between all of us,” she told the Huffington Post. “It’s women who are donating milk and nursing their babies.”

The board members of the motorcycle group unanimously voted the initiative through, and dubbed it Milk Riders.

“After speaking with Julie and learning about the amazing work that the NYMB has been doing to get life-saving breast milk to babies that need it, I was immediately excited and wanted to let the club know about it,” The group’s president Jen Baquial said.

The Milk Riders transport pre-screened breast milk from donors to the NYMB storage facility, and then deliver processed and pasteurized milk from the milk bank to hospitals and private homes.

The process sounds like a totally mom-friendly episode of Sons of Anarchy, but like, if it were called Moms of Awesomeness.

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