Wednesday, May 06, 2009

RIP Anita Zaffke - Paint Your Nails Black!!!

According to news reports, Illinois motorcyclist Anita Zaffke was struck from behind by a car, driven by a woman not paying attention to her driving. What was she paying attention to? According to news reports, she was paying attention to painting her fingernails!!!

So, in remembrance of this woman, this mother, this motorcyclist, please paint your fingernails black take a picture and send the photos to my e-mail addy - They will be used in an upcoming website to memorialize those riders who have passed, and help bring awareness of motorcycles to those who drive cars and trucks.

You can read more here:
Chicago Breaking News
Chicago Tribune
News 7
ABC News
Chicago Sun Times
New York Daily News
Visor Down
Chicago Daily Herald

This is from the News 7 article...
In the meantime, Anita Zaffke's son wears black nail polish to bring attention to the need for stricter penalties for people who hurt motorcyclists like his mom.

"I'm sure there are motorcycle groups who would like to hear about this story and potentially help us get the story out," said Greg Zaffke."

Most of us have lost a friend or family member while they were riding or driving. Paint 'em up!


Barb said...

I did. Will send a pic this weekend...I'll be busy the rest of the week attending Anita's services. I'll add your blog and your website to my blog as soon as I can figure out how to do that (I'm an abject newbie at blogging)

Baron's Life said...

Another sad story, sad day and sad ending., May she rest in peace