Over 50 people gathered at the American Legion Riders Post 202 on Saturday morning to participate in the first annual "Road to Relay". This event is a fun-run poker ride that was held to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
"This event is a fundraiser for Relay for Life and for the American Cancer Society. We raise funds for the American Cancer Society to provide patient services for cancer survivors here in Wichita Falls" said Kathy, Rodriguez, Wichita Falls Relay for Life Chair.
Participants donated $15 for a single rider and $20 for couples. The event included a silent auction, hamburger burn, and the ride itself that lasted for about 2 hours. Participants left American Legion Riders Post 202 a little after 10am and rode to Holliday, Archer, Henrietta then back to the Post, which sponsored the event.
"We try to get involved with the community any way that we can. That's what we are all about. God, Country, Community and Family" said Director of American Legion Rider Post 202 Ray Sluder.
This was the first time "Road to Relay" was held in Wichita Falls. Organizers hope that they can generate money for cancer patients and continue the event every year.
The Relay for Life goal for Wichita Falls is $100,000. So far they have raised $68,000 from a culmination of different events. Relay for Life is also hosting another event "Bark for Life". It is going to be a dog walk held in October.