American Cancer Society Relay for Life teams spend the better part of the year raising funds to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. Teams, created by people who have a vested interest in seeing cancer eliminated, collect donations and participate in an overnight walking relay that requires at least one team member to be on the track at all times during the course of the event.
This year, Kari Heverin will participate in Relay for Life for the second time at a team captain for Kari's Kure, which she sees as an opportunity to honor her grandparents, who both lost their lives to cancer. Her team's official ACS team page says that they have only raised seven percent of their $2,000 goal. But, like last year, they have a plan in place to get them towards their goal: a day on the open road and local grub courtesy of a Smyrna restaurant.
Here's what to know before you go:
1 Spots still available
Registration is still available and will be open the day of the event as well. To register, just be at Rommel Harley-Davidson at 10 a.m., Saturday morning. The event will cost riders $20, while passengers can participate for just $10. Commemorative t-shirts will also be given out while supplies last.
2 Lunch included
The ride will end at Wolfies & Bocc Restaurant and Bar, 1960 S. Dupont Highway, Smyrna. But just because the wind won't be blowing on the open road doesn't mean that the fun is over Wolfie's has graciously donated a free lunch for each rider (with a ticket) upon return. Heverin said that the menu will likely include hamburgers and hot dogs.
3 More information
Once the ride is over, the fun continues with 50/50 drawings and raffles, live deejay entertainment, horse shoes and corn hole games. If the week's weather persists, though, and rain continues, the ride will be postponed until Sunday.