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Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse

June 19

In Memory of Silvie

Silven “Silvie” Yocum, a joyful five-year-old girl from McDonough County, became a fatal victim of domestic abuse on September 16, 2006. In honor of her memory, Silvie’s family, along with the Knights Motorcycle Riding Club, hosts an annual awareness and fundraising event called Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse.

Silvie’s Ride is a nearly daylong event that encourages attendees to raise awareness of child abuse by traveling as a group to several pre-determined locations throughout Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, and Warren counties in western Illinois. Participants are encouraged to ride their motorcycle, but all vehicles are welcome to participate. The ride begins and ends at the Macomb Elks Lodge.

The 2021 event is proudly sponsored in part by Weaver Guns and Ammo; Backdraft BBQ/Damon Wright; Knights Motorcycle Riding Club; and Macomb Elks Lodge #1009.


All donations and contributions to Silvie’s Ride will benefit the Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) Victim Services Silvie’s Fund. Victim Services provides free crisis counseling and advocacy to children and adults who have experienced or witnessed abuse.

Contact Information

For more information about Silvie’s Ride, find “Silvie’s Ride Against Child Abuse” on Facebook or call Jon Yocum at 309-255-6927.


June 19