Motorcyclists to ride in memory of Weymouth child

Six-year-old Joanna Mullin was raped and murdered in Weymouth in 2007

Six-year-old Joanna Mullin was raped and murdered in Weymouth in 2007.

Hundreds of motorcycles will travel a 40-mile escorted path throughout the South Shore on Saturday to raise money in memory of a Weymouth girl.

Six-year-old Joanna Mullin was raped and murdered in Weymouth in 2007. Her cousin is serving two life prison terms for the crime.


Proceeds from the ride will go to Joanna’s Place, which provides support for families dealing with tragic loss, according to program spokeswoman Irene McCarty. She said funds also will go to New England Medical Center’s Good Grief Program, which helps children deal with loss and aided the Mullin family.

The sixth annual motorcycle ride will begin at noon at the Weymouth Elks, 1197 Washington St., with registration starting at 10:30 a.m.

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“We encourage everyone to come by and aid an organization that creates real comfort and aid to those who need it the most,” Joanna’s mother, Heather Mullin, said in a press release.

“Supporters of events like the ride have made it possible that my little girl can continue to touch the lives of those in our community.”

Johanna Seltz can be reached at
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