Angel Ride will be Saturday

The eighth annual Angel Ride to Save the Ta-Ta’s is set for Saturday.

Last year more than 400 riders raised more than $30,000. All of the money raised goes to the oncology department at Trinity Regional Medical Center.

“It basically goes directly to patients,” organizer Dawn Wesley said. “It goes toward anything to help them with the fight.”

The money pays for anything the patients may need.

This includes wigs, scarves, or even insurance deductibles and utility bills.

In addition to the ride, the day will be filled with food, auctions and fun.

Again this year, the ride begins and ends at Amigo’s, 280 N. First St.

“They are incredibly organized,” Amigo’s owner and cancer survivor Mark Campbell said. “It’s amazing how much they raise.”

Amigo’s is providing a breakfast and dinner during the ride, with all proceeds going toward the fundraiser.

“It’s an honor to be a part of it,” Campbell said.

During the afternoon there will be a silent auction and at 6 p.m. there will be a live auction.

As always, the ride is not limited to only motorcycles.

“Anyone is welcome to come down and ride,” Wesley said. “We’ve even had actual bicycles.”

Registration for the ride is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Angel Ride sells T-shirts to support the fundraiser at Bike Night on Wednesdays at Amigos.

“It’s become a staple of Bike Night,” Campbell said. “People look for them every week.”

Shirts are also available at Party Productions at 1919 First Ave. N.