Colton Whitebread, who will be 2 next month, is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. All proceeds from Saturday’s fundraiser will go toward his
Colton Whitebread, who will be 2 next month, is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. All proceeds from Saturday's fundraiser will go toward his East Manchester Township family as he undergoes treatment. (Submitted)

Although Colton Whitebread will only be 2 years old next month, he's already gone through surgery and chemotherapy for brain cancer.

But Danielle Whitebread said her son is recovering with his usual positive attitude.

"He's so outgoing and happy ... He's just kind of going with the flow now," she said.

On Saturday, a motorcycle ride throughout the county, hosted by Westgate Restaurant and Lounge in West Manchester Township, will raise funds for the East Manchester Township family.

'Amazing' support: In early June, Colton had surgery to remove medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor that occurs most commonly in children, Whitebread said.

Doctors are treating him as aggressively as they can, she said, and Colton recently had the first of multiple chemotherapy treatments.

The family has had other fundraisers for him, and Whitebread said the community's support feels "amazing."

"I never would've expected it from as many people that are supporting us," she said. "It's breathtaking how many people out there actually care."

The event will be made up of mostly motorcycles and old cars, but any kind of vehicle is welcome to ride for Colton, said Westgate owner Diane Shearer. All money raised during the fundraiser will go to him and his family.

"Ride safe, be careful and have fun," Whitebread said, thanking everyone for supporting her family.


Ride details: Registration for the ride runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Westgate, 1550 Kenneth Road. Cost is $15 per rider, and the event is rain or shine.

Participants will then travel to Kickin' Kadilaks Bar & Grill in York Haven; Dylan's Restaurant and Bar in East Berlin; and Sherwood Inn in New Salem.

It will end at Goofy's Eatery & Spirits in Spring Grove, where riders will enjoy food for $5 a plate, as well as raffles and entertainment, Shearer said.

Since the ride includes stops at bars, participants should be 21 or older, she said.

Shearer estimates that about 125 people will join the ride, but that number could be even greater.

Colton's grandmother, a customer at Westgate, approached the management about doing the fundraiser, she said.

The restaurant often holds fundraisers when a customer falls ill or doesn't have much around the holidays, Shearer said.

"We're a family-run restaurant. We're very close to customers, and we try to do things for the community," Shearer said. "It's special when it's a child."

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