The Green Bay Packers today announced additional details for the eighth annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer event, which is set for Friday, July 29. The event once again features a motorcycle ride, but for non-riding fans who want to support the cause, the post-ride tailgate party will make for a fun-filled evening.
The tailgate party begins at 5 p.m. and has been moved to the Mills Fleet Farm Gate at Lambeau Field's southwest corner. Fans will enjoy live music by a Wisconsin favorite, The Love Monkeys, as well as food, beverages and merchandise for purchase, along with live and silent auctions. Autographed items by Packers Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson, Greg Jennings and Brewers John Axford and Corey Hart will be included in this year's auction, along with tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Packers/Vikings game at Lambeau Field. Brewers tickets and Resch Center event tickets are included, too.
The party is free for riders and a $5 donation for non-riders. Please visit http://www.packers.com/ often as further Cruise for Cancer tailgate party details will be updated as the date nears.
On the day of the ride, registration begins at 1 p.m. at Vandervest Harley-Davidson in Peshtigo, Wis. The ride's route again is a one-way event, leaving Vandervest Harley-Davidson in Peshtigo at 3:30 p.m. and making its way to Lambeau Field.
Preregistration is available at http://www.cruiseforcancer.org/, or in person at Vandervest Harley-Davidson in Peshtigo and Vandervest Custom Cycles in Green Bay. A $20 donation per driver and $15 donation per passenger is required to participate in the ride. Riders who pre-register by July 20 are eligible for a chance to win a Charles Woodson autographed mini-helmet.
All riders will receive a free Cruise for Cancer commemorative bandana.
Interested riders also can win prizes by enlisting the help of others with the use of a pledge form. The form is available on the ride's website at http://www.cruiseforcancer.org/.
Diagnosed with cancer in 2003, Parins was strengthened during his journey by the support he received from his family and friends and witnessed many families who also were dealing with the effects of the treatment and disease. At the time, Parins pledged to help other families dealing with the disease, and thus the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer ride was born. Since its inception, the ride has raised more than $450,000 for the cause.
Additional information can be found at http://www.cruiseforcancer.org/.