Bikers for Christ plan benefit ride

Published 12:45am Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bikers for Christ will hold its second annual ride for cancer later this month, with registration extending up until the day of the event.

The ride, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, is sponsored by the Dallas County chapter of Bikers for Christ and is being held in honor of Jason Bearden.  Bearden, a resident of Valley Grande, was diagnosed with a rare form of bile duct cancer earlier this year and is awaiting a liver transplant.

Bikers for Christ member Angie Poe said they are excited about the ride and 100 percent of the funds raised will go towards Bearden’s medical expenses.

“We really want to help Jason and his family with those steep medical costs while raising cancer awareness in the community,” Poe said. “We’re expecting as many as 100 riders from all over the state of Alabama to travel into Selma and participate.”

Residents can register at Crosspoint Christian Church on the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m., with the ride to follow at 10 a.m. The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $25 and allows participation in the bike ride, which is a 92-mile loop that begins and ends at Crosspoint.

Poe said those without motorcycles are also encouraged to come out, join the festivities and support the Beardens.

“There will be some vendors, a dunking booth and even a jumpy house,” Poe said. “It’s going to be a really fun time for everyone involved and it’s all for a wonderful cause.”

For more information, please contact Angie or Larry Poe at 419-0402 or 375-5611.

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