Cancer Awareness Poker Run set for Sunday

RUTLAND — The 5th annual Ann Morris Cancer Awareness Benefit and Poker run hosted by the Meigs County Cancer Initiative and the Morris Family will be held on Sunday beginning at the Rutland Civic Center.

Proceeds from the ride and day’s events go to benefit local cancer patients through the Meigs County Cancer Initiative.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the ride departing at 1 p.m.

In addition to the ride, there will be music, a Chinese auction, indoor rummage sale and a spaghetti dinner. The indoor rummage sale will take place from noon to 7 p.m.

The spaghetti dinners will be free for riders with a paid entry. Others wishing to may purchase a dinner for $5 from 1-7 p.m.

Monetary donations are also accepted and may be made to the MCCI Poker Run.

Cancer awareness materials will be available at the event.

The annual event is organized by Lee Morris, son of the late Ann Morris who died of lung cancer.

In its four years, approximately $9,300 has been raised with $2,300 in 2016. Every penny raised has gone towards the MCCI’s gas voucher program. Last year’s benefit ensured that roughly 118 vouchers can be distributed among those in Meigs County with cancer.

The event is held rain or shine.

Staff Report