The second annual Think Pink Ride that will raise money for local cancer patients will be held this Saturday beginning at Bojangles. This year’s theme is Angels and Heroes.
The event is being hosted by Firehouse Ministries, Chariots of Fire, a motorcycle ministry, and the Surry Cancer Awareness Team (SCAT).
Pastor Larry Johnson said because almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, he and his wife Tammy wanted to do a fundraiser during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to help local cancer patients.
“We called it Angels and Heroes because we want to honor all of those who are battling with cancer and all of those who have lost their fight with cancer,” said Tammy Johnson.
On Saturday, registration for the ride will be at Bojangles on U.S. 52 near Lowe’s Hardware, at 10 a.m. Kickstands will go up at 11 a.m. The ride will go up U.S. 52 to the Blue Ridge Parkway so that everyone can enjoy the changing autumn leaves, Johnson said. The ride will end at Porky’s Barbecue on Lebanon Street around 1 p.m.
“There are so many people in our community — in our own church who want to do something locally for those with cancer. All of the proceeds from our ride will stay right here in our community,” said Johnson. “We are hoping to have a really good turnout.”
The cost for riders is a $20 donation.
There will drawings for two-handmade quilts and a Ruger .22 rifle that has been DuraCoated, (a special firearm finish) with a pink tiger stripe. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
Silent auction items also will be up for bid. T-shirts are available for $15.
Porky’s will be providing barbecue sandwiches that will include a side and drinks. That is included in the cost of the ride.
“We want our community, friends and family of those who have been touched by cancer to come out and show support,” said Johnson. “Everyone is welcome.”
For more information, call Firehouse Ministries at 789-4929.
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