Poker run to benefit Cure Kids Cancer Fund at WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Sixth Annual Dana Hibbs Memorial Ride will hit the road at noon on Saturday, June 7 from The Cotton Patch Café in Farmington. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cure Kids Cancer Fund at WVU Children’s Hospital.

The ride was established in memory of Dana Hibbs, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2008.

Bikers participate by paying $20 a couple or $10 for a single.  The fee covers free breakfast at the café and a dinner following the ride. Each rider gets a card at a variety of stops along the approximately 126 mile ride, and the best hand wins the grand prize. There are also drawings for prize packages, including donated products from local businesses and resorts and a basketball autographed by WVU Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins.

The Cure Kids Cancer Fund was established in 1991 as the Pediatric Cancer Care and Research Fund. The Fund’s mission is to raise money that will benefit patients in the pediatric hematology and oncology program.

The funds raised from this event are being earmarked for hotel rooms for WVU Children’s Hospital’s oncology patients, who are unable to stay at the Ronald McDonald House when the house is full and they have no other lodging options.

Registration for the poker run begins at 10 a.m. An after party will be held at the Farmington Athletic Field.

WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. It is the state’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.


For more information:
Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
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