Motor enthusiasts plan to go riding for a reason.
The first annual Sarah J. Morrison Memorial Colon Cancer Awareness Dice Run is scheduled for Saturday, July 14. Registration will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 300-302 Pennsylvania Ave. E.
Kelley Morrison, president of the Sarah J. Morrison Memorial Colon Cancer Awareness Fund, said her mother died of colon cancer in 2008. She and her family have been trying to put the event together and were finally able to do so.
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Ready to ride
Friends and family of Kelley Morrison are gearing up for a dice run.
Other members of her family were also struck with the disease, Morrison said, and she described it as a silent killer. Her mother started riding motorcycles in her late 50s, she said, and the rest of the family also enjoys riding.
"We also like to do charity events," Morrison said. "This was the best way to honor her in our own way."
Donations of $10 per person will go to the Warren General Hospital Cancer Center, Morrison said, and mulligan tickets will be available for $5. Door prizes will be awarded, she said, and food will be provided for registered participants along with a cash bar.
During the run, Morrison said drivers will cover between 125 to 130 miles. Stops will be in Sheffield, Ridgway, Kane, Smethport and Marshburg.
An ending and after party will be held back in Warren at 2043 Pennsylvania Ave. E. Around 20 to 30 motorcycles are expected to participate, Morrison said.
"We're looking for community support from anyone who rides," Morrison said. "It doesn't matter what you ride."