July 1, 2015

Hit the road July 11 to help ‘Kick Cancer’

By Annette Tait
What do you do about something that robs people of their futures, steals parents from their children, and even takes children before they’ve had a chance to grow up? You give it a good, swift kick, that’s what.
The Kickin’ Cancer Ride and Drive is now in its fourth year giving cancer a good, swift kick by raising funds to help the American Cancer Society research treatments and cures, and provide services and patient care in the hope that, some day, cancer will be a thing of the past.
Everyone is invited, it doesn’t matter what you ride or drive, as long as it will make it along the 100-mile route. The ride and drive starts on Main Street in Center and includes stops in Washburn, Coleharbor, Pick City, and Hazen before returning to Center for a free-will offering supper, followed by a street dance with music by Highway 6. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Wolfie’s Place, with the ride and drive leaving town at noon.
The silent auction also begins at 11 a.m., and will be held indoors this year in case of rain. The auction features a little bit of everything, from man cave signs to t-shirts, jewelry, and a Radio Flyer children’s wagon. Bids will be taken until 7:30 p.m.
A limited number of raffle tickets are already on sale for $5 each. Top prizes include a six-piece patio set, a barbecue grill with utensils and cover, and a diamond necklace.


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