Pink Poker Run and Cane Burning Party
Saturday, June 15th 2013 is the date of our 4th annual "Pink Poker Run". (PPR) This event is a charity run designed to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk for a cure. Motorcycles, "sports cars" and any other street legal rides are invited to participate in the Pink Poker Run .
At dusk we light a great big pile of grape vine canes (dead stalks we prune off in the winter) to sort of "Burn Breast Cancer to the Ground".
The 3 Day walk has 15 events or locations across the country. Each walker is required to raise at least $[masked] to participate. Monies raised go towards Nancy G. Brinker's promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 2010 the Cleveland walk had over 900 walkers and raised $2.4 million.
Komen for the cure is the worlds largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. It has invested $1.5 billion making it the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 29 years has been impacted by a Komen for the cure grant.
Michelle & Bill Bakan of Maize Valley have committed to raising $[masked] each, walking 60 miles in three days.
The Pink Poker Run is a fund raiser designed to help the team from Maize Valley make their goal.
The route ( http://goo.gl/maps/h6ySj ) will be pretty much the same as last two years with a few changes since we are starting and finishing the ride from Maize Valley. We head out and go South and East which takes us down towards Lisbon and beyond. We usually go about[masked]miles or so.
At each stop, participants will draw a card for their poker hand. There are six stops so you get to throw one out sort of a wild card thing. It is very senic route, mostly follow rural state routes, nice road lots of unsual things to see. We are going to give you sort of a I spy with my little eye thang. Collect enough of them and trade them in for goodies too. Don't worry I ride so I ain't gonna expect you to take your eyes off the ribbon.
At Maize Valley, all participants can enjoy live music, and a delicious Steak Dinner. Music and the dinner are included in the registration fee.
If you don't ride and just want to come hang out for the post ride party, a $15 donation will get you the same delicious steak dinner.
Winning hand prizes and wrap up to conclude at 7:00 pm.
Lighting of the canes at 7:30.
>Registration starts at 12:00 noon June 15th At Maize Valley.
>First bike out 1:00 PM, last bike out 2:00 pm, Last Bike in by 5:00 Maize Valley
>Steak dinner at 5:00 PM
>Registration fee; $20 for the driver and $15 for the rider.
>Please click on link for Directions
Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00pm