Peddlin’ For A Cure is a bike ride to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Monroe County Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event giving everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
Peddlin’ For A Cure was begun in Monroe County in 2004 by Fred Kelley. The first ride was from Monroe County to the battleship in Mobile County. They had five riders and raised $5,000.
Each year, Peddlin’ For A Cure is held on Good Friday and a route is determined, riders are registered, funds are raised and then they take off on their journey!
Last year’s ride had over 150 riders and went from the courthouse in Monroeville to Battleship Park in Mobile. That was more than an 88-mile trek.
South Monroe Peddlers was one of the teams that participated last year. Their team of around 25 members raised over $23,000. This was the largest amount raised by a single group and they are hoping to raise more this year.
This year’s ride will be on April 22, 2011 and its theme is "From the Court House to the Movies." The ride will begin at the courthouse around 7:30 a.m. and end at the Premiere Cinemas in the Eastern Shore Center at Malbis. The movie To Kill A Mockingbird will be playing at 6 p.m. for everyone and the proceeds go to Peddlin’. All riders will receive a movie ticket to use within three months of that date.
|If you are interested in participating or sponsoring a rider, visit their website at www.peddlinforacure.org.|