Riders, Packers Readying For Saturday's 'Cruise For Cancer'



As participating area motorcycle riders prepare for Saturday's fourth annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer, organizers of the event also want to encourage non-riders to support the event, especially by attending the free tailgate party following the ride in the southwest corner of the Lambeau Field parking lot.

After the ride returns to Lambeau Field, the tailgate party will begin at 3 p.m. in the parking lot near the Mills Fleet Farm Gate. A raffle, silent auction and music, provided by Elite Music Services, will be part of the festivities.

A silent and live auction will feature a number of great items, including an autographed Packers helmet with the names of the Lombardi offensive backfield, including Bart Starr, Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor. Also available for bid will be Brett Favre autographed items, a Geoff Jenkins autographed jersey and a helicopter ride for three people.

A raffle featuring a 1992 Harley Davidson Fat Boy is being offered as well. Tickets are one for $10, three for $25 and seven for $50, and are available at the tailgate party and several area merchants. The drawing will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Winners need not be present to win.

More information about the motorcycle raffle and additional items available in the auctions can be found online at www.cruiseforcancer.org.

Additionally, Packers Chairman Bob Harlan will be signing copies of his autobiography, Green and Golden Moments: Bob Harlan and the Green Bay Packers, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the tailgate party. Books will be available for purchase at the tailgate party, with portion of the proceeds to benefit the Cruise for Cancer.

A number of other Packers players and staff are supporting event, including Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Aaron Kampman, Jason Spitz, Daryn Colledge, Colin Cole, Noah Herron and Cullen Jenkins.

A.J. Hawk will be at the party after leading riders throughout the route in a pace car.

The motorcycle ride will benefit cancer patients and families throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. Last year's event drew nearly 800 participants on more than 500 motorcycles and raised $65,650 for local cancer support organizations.

On the day of the ride, registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Lambeau Field parking lot near the Mills Fleet Farm Gate at the southwest corner of the stadium. Registration also will occur at Vandervest Harley-Davidson in Peshtigo beginning at 9 a.m. A $10 donation per person is required to participate in the ride. To save time during the registration process, riders can download forms from www.cruiseforcancer.org and fill them out prior to arriving Saturday morning.

The ride will leave Lambeau Field promptly at 11 a.m. The first leg of the ride will lead to Vandervest Harley-Davidson in Peshtigo. Upon arrival in Peshtigo, food and beverage options, provided by Kroll's West, will be available for purchase.

Additional information including the ride route can be found at www.cruiseforcancer.org.

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