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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Ride gives cancer patients hope

  • The Morehouse Cancer Fund is revving up for its 5th Annual Ride For Hope fundraiser next month to help raise money for cancer patients in Morehouse Parish.


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  • The Morehouse Cancer Fund is revving up for its 5th Annual Ride For Hope fundraiser next month to help raise money for cancer patients in Morehouse Parish.

    RFH is the largest fundraiser held by MCF, an organization that originated in 1989 by cancer survivors and friends and family of cancer survivors.

    Under the umbrella of the Quad Board, a board that oversees crippled children, the Salvation Army and mental health patients, MCF is a non-profit organization that exist through volunteer donations and fundraisers throughout the year.

    “Last year, we had 89 bikers show up for the event,” said RFH coordinator Karen Trippe. “This year I sent out 180 invitations, not to mention all the places we’ve handed them out.”

    Trippe said MCF has helped out 16 cancer patients since the RFH last year.

    “We want to continue providing help to people in Morehouse Parish,” she said.

    The next RFH community meeting will be Aug. 24 at the Visitor Center.

    “We’ll be getting together to discuss where we are with everything,” Trippe said. “Anyone who wants to come is invited.”

    On Sept. 12, they’ll be meeting again at the Visitor Center.

    “We’ll be making 50 goody bags with items in them from local merchants,” Trippe said.

    On Sept. 14, the RFH committee will be meeting at the Bastrop Municipal Center to set up for the event.

    RFH will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 with registration for motorcycles and antique cars.

    Throughout the day, activities will include entertainment, lunch and a silent auction.

    For more information, call Karen Trippe at 283.5175, Debbie Spann at 283.3861 or Leonard Farrar at 281.3129.

     

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