(Atlantic) Forty-four tractors left the Cass County Fairgrounds at just after 8:00 o’clock this morning to raise money for Cass County Relay for Life. Barb Baier, ride coordinator says this is the biggest turnout in the history of the Cancer ride. Baier says each driver is asked to donate $25.00 to the cause and she collected over $1,100.00 this morning.
“The thing about it is each one of these riders has been impacted by cancer in some way, whether it is friends, family, neighbors and maybe themselves,” stated Baier. “We did make a detour in Lewis today because one of the driver’s good friends in Lewis is suffering from cancer and he wanted to see the tractors and wasn’t able to get out. So we detoured by his house and he got to see all forty-four tractors.”
The ride ended at the Hy-Vee parking lot in Atlantic this afternoon.
Windbags sponsored a motorcycle ride at 11:30 a.m., the survivor’s dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m., and the survivors’ walk will kick off the festivities at the high school track at 6:00 p.m. this evening.
June 22, 2012
10:00 a.m. newscast