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The sound of thundering motorcycle engines will be heard throughout eastern North Carolina on March 28 as people gear up to fight cancer during a Hope Motorcycle Run.
For the first time ever, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Onslow counties are taking their Relay For Life fundraising efforts across all four counties. Understanding cancer knows no boundaries, volunteers are uniting for this event to make a difference in their communities.
The Hope Motorcycle Run will begin March 28 at the new Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte and end at New River Harley-Davidson in Jacksonville, with intermediate stops in Wilmington and Hampstead.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the ride will start at 11 a.m. with entertainment, food and refreshments available. Participants are also welcome to join the ride at the Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson in Wilmington at noon, or at Lowe’s in Hampstead at 1 p.m.
“Everyone involved in this event are demonstrating their resolve that this disease can be beaten and they are showing their hope that it will,” said Eric Heydorn, American Cancer Society community manager. “We’re very excited about this event and are enthusiastic about what will result from it.”
All proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society through Relay For Life, and will be split evenly among the four counties.
Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event that allows participants from all walks of life—including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers–to join together in the fight against cancer.
Relay For Life is a team event where participants walk around a track relay style overnight.
Funds raised through this activity will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and will enable the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
Registration forms are available at www.RelayForLife.org/Brunswick.
For more information on the Hope Run, call Eric Heydorn or Jennifer Dauphinais at 254-4870 or toll free at (866) 620-6781.
For more information about the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life or about cancer, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit its Web site at www.cancer.org.
To find a Relay For Life locally, log onto www.ncrelayforlife.org.