What did you do with your Saturday?
If you answered anything other than “Road Rally for Relay” then you missed out on an excellent opportunity to help raise money for the fight against cancer.
This year the 4th Annual Road Rally for Relay for Life fundraiser was held at the Elks Lodge, featuring a day full of events.
It began with a breakfast provided by the Ranch House Grille, cooked and served by volunteers.
The restaurant soon emptied out for the poker run event, which takes participants from Page to Kanab, Jacob’s Lake, Cliff Dwellers and eventually back to Page in time for the rest of the festivities.
Taking first place this year was Spencer Wolf followed by Warren Whisler in second and Jerry Johnson in third.
The vehicle show has evolved into one of the event’s bigger attractions, displaying a myriad of tractors, cars, trucks and motorcycles. Rewarding winners in each category with trophies.
Competitor Spencer Wolf entered vehicles in all categories and was a sure win with his blacked-out Harley Davidson Electra-Glide being the only motorcycle in the show, he also took first in the car competition with his Ford coupe.
Winners in the other categories were Harold Shafer in the truck category with his poppin purple Ford F-100 and Gene Tucker in the tractor category with his 1939 Case CO.
Creator and director of Road Rally for Relay, Jo Bjorholm said the event started when someone bet her they could raise more money for Relay for Life than she could, so she organized Road Rally as a breakfast and poker run and it has taken off and grown into a day long affair with silent and live auctions, dinner and this year live music was featured from the Wild Aces.
All of the money raised is donated to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, and according to Bjorholm the event raised close to $4,000 last year.
“I challenge everyone to try to raise more money than me and work as hard as I do to fight cancer. It is a cause worth fighting for. Everyone has someone in their life touched by cancer,” said Bjorholm.
This year will be the last year that the Road Rally will go to benefit the Relay for Life, explained Bjorholm as the proceeds from the next rally will got to benefit local cancer outreach programs in the Page area.
“I would just love to see a world without any cancer,” added Bjorholm with a smile.
The Relay for Life event will be held June 9 from 6 p.m. to June 10 at 6 a.m. at the Page football field.
For more information on local events visit www.pagerelayforlife.com
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