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AnMed Poker run raises money for breast cancer screening
The National Cancer Institute recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and older. Annual breast cancer screenings – which include a mammogram and clinical breast exam— are the most effective way to detect breast cancer early and increase a woman’s chance of survival. Last year in South Carolina, 3,279 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 267 women died from the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Ride for a Cure takes motorcycle riders to five stops: Palmetto Moonshine in downtown Anderson, Cam's Cafe in Iva, The Roughhouse in Abbeville, Mike & Ray's in Honea Path and Timms Harley Davidson in Anderson. Participants collect a card at each stop then head over to Sue's Wings and Things for door prizes and the announcement of the winners. The rider with the best poker hand wins $500. The rider with the worst hand will go home with $100.
The entry fee is $25 for one hand and $35 for two hands. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the AnMed Health Cancer Center. The first bikes out leave at 10 a.m. All bikes must meet at Sue's Wings and Things by 4 p.m.
To learn more, go to http://anmedhealthrideforthecure.eventbrite.com or call Pat Eberhardt at (864) 512-4091.