Cyclists Team Up To Support Relay for Life on April 11

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CULLMAN – On Saturday, April 11, cyclists will gather at Hardee’s in the Cullman Shopping Center to raise money for a local Relay for Life team. The riders will organize at 8 a.m. for breakfast at Hardee’s. Anyone can participate but must arrive early for registration. Along with arriving early, a $25 donation is suggested, but “no rider or donation amount will be turned away.”

Larry Cox, Executive Director of the Lighthouse of Cullman and a fellow cyclist, explains he and his fellow riders’ motives behind the ride: “We’ve always wanted to do something for Relay,” Cox said. 

“Everyone has someone in their life who has been affected by cancer. My father is in the hospital with throat cancer right now.”

Cox’s story rings familiar with many people around the world, and that is why he and his fellow cyclists’ ride will be very impactful. 

“We’re trying to make this an annual event,” Cox said. “We had a ride back in November but it was a bit too cool, too cold, you know.” 

Cox hopes that the springtime date of April 11 will be a lasting time to annually hold the riding event.

All donations given to the cyclists’ ride will go directly to the “C-Team,” which is an American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team in memory of Colton Evans.

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The cyclists are scheduled to depart from Hardee’s at 9 a.m. on April 11, and begin the over 80-mile journey to the Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall in Florence, Alabama.