What’s Working: The third annual “Rumble Against Childhood Cancer”

rumble against childhood cancer3JACKSON, MS (WJTV)  – Cancer is a devastating diagnosis at any age. When children get sick, it seems especially unfair. Treatments can bankrupt a family and sadly, they don’t always work. There’s an event this weekend that’s hoping to change all of that.

Looking for some family fun this Saturday? You might want to point your minivan or motorcycle towards Harley Davidson of Jackson. There you can be part of the “Rumble Against Childhood Cancer.”

The sweet All-American rumble of a well-tuned Harley could also be the sound of hope for families in the fight of their lives. The third annual “Rumble Against Childhood Cancer” is this Saturday, September 19, 2015). The hill in front of Harley of Jackson is the place to be. The Flashbacks, an 80’s cover band will provide the music. There will plates lunches, a bounce house for the kids, and raffle items you’ll really want. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Richard Lewis co-founded the Rumble with his wife Kym. He says:

rumble against childhood cancer2“We got a goal of $7,000, but we’d really like to shoot over that, because it takes 3 to 5 thousand dollars to complete a clinical trial for a drug.”

Money raised goes to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Richard explains, ” It all goes to research, where we’d love to help families out, but we figure the best way we could do that would be just to go ahead and find a cure.”

And you can do your part, by enjoying a fun afternoon and meeting lots of new friends.

Richard says, ” Everybody looks at the bikers and all this, and you’ll find that their hearts are bigger than their bikes it’s great.”

So if you are looking for a little fun this Saturday, remember, as Richard says, “Without you, we’ll do what we can, but with you, we can do more.”

Harley of Jackson is the place to be this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p,m. for “The Rumble Against Childhood Cancer.”

More information is available on the Rumble Against Childhood Cancer Facebook page.

Families who are fighting against childhood cancer, will share their stories. Sadly, survivor stories aren’t near as common as they should be.

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