Bikers raise funds for cancer

More than 65 motorcyclists rode 120 miles and raised more than $2,000 for the Randolph County Cancer Support Group during the July Fourth holiday weekend.

The dice run the bikers took part in to raise the funds was dedicated to the memory of Lynn Ferguson.

Mike Currence, one of the organizers, said riders stopped at designated spots and rolled dice. The points on the dice were added up and the lowest and highest scores were winners.

“I was very close to Lynn,” Currence said. “I used to come here from Parkersburg so I could ride with him and several other members.’

Currence said he was very grateful for everyone who helped with the event.

“I wanted to extend a general thank you to friends and family who donated their time and talents to help put the benefit together,” Currence said. “And I want to thank the Brothers who helped out at all the stops. We combined this run with those in memory of Timothy Belt and Kaye Fluharty and donated all the funds to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group.”

Cancer Support Group President Eloise Mann said she was thrilled by the donation.

“I never expected this much money,” Mann said with tears in her eyes. “This will help so many people as they are facing cancer and enable them to have fewer things to worry about. This is such a wonderful thing.”

Linda Ferguson, Lynn’s widow, said she was grateful for everyone’s participation.

“I had not ridden a motorcycle for a number of years,” she said. “It was great to ride in the dice run. I know Lynn would appreciate those who participated and helped with the event.”

Currence said he hopes the event grows every year.

“Next year, the event is scheduled for July 5,” Currence said. “We hope more people will be able to participate and make it another success.”