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Sylacauga Witches Ride partnering with Ribbons of Hope


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The second annual Sylacauga Witches Ride will be Oct. 27, 2018.

The Sylacauga Witches Ride began in 2017 when a group of local ladies wanted to show support to a local cancer survivor and shine a spotlight on a disease that affects many people. “I am very excited about the Witches Ride this year,” said Robin Merkel, the coordinator of the event. “The community support was great, and we hope to continue to grow each year. The ride is fun and helps to raise awareness to all types of cancer.”

This year, they are partnering with Ribbons of Hope in an effort to increase support to local people who are affected by cancer.

All proceeds will benefit Ribbons of Hope Foundation, which will be used to help people in Talladega County who are fighting cancer. It is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. The foundation is organized to provide financial assistance an support to families in Talladega and St. Clair County who are burdened by the staggering cost of cancer treatment, and to increase integration and coordination of quality services in cancer prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship, palliative care, and hospice services in Alabama.

The ride will feature the community’s creative witches as they show off their costumes and decorated bicycles. If you do not have a bicycle, you can walk. All witches and warlocks are welcome to join.

Registration is online and will close on Oct. 10, 2018. The registration fee is $30 for adults, $15 for children under 12, and $5 for pets. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and pets must be kept on a leash. A t-shirt is included in the registration fee.

The ride will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2018. Visit the Sylacauga Witches Ride Facebook page for updates on the ride.

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