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Riding Against Cancer



Third annual Riders Against Cancer breast cancer awareness poker run

Event history

Approximately 1 in every 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. But the owners and patrons of The Lucky Turn Around, a neighborhood bar located in China Grove, are working to change that. The group Riders Against Cancer leads a year-round effort to raise money to provide mammograms to women regardless of their ability to afford one. Over the last three years, RAC has raised more than $50,000 and helped more than 100 women receive mammograms through a partnership with Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation.

The group’s flagship event, an annual poker run known as Riding for Mammograms, attracts motorcycle riders and enthusiasts from all over Rowan and Mecklenburg County. Although this year’s event has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group has continued to raise money through merchandise and sponsors.

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Where the rubber meets the road

The Lucky Turn Around in China Grove, North Carolina, is a hot spot for motorcycle riders, family and friends. Patrons can grab an appetizer, play pool and throw darts. And the pink lemonade is extra special: Buy a glass, and the proceeds go toward providing lifesaving mammograms to women in need.

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T-shirt sponsorship

The Riders Against Cancer (RAC) are partnering with Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation again this year in raising funds to provide free screening and diagnostic mammograms for the uninsured and underinsured in our community. In 2018, a group of 25 women founded a committee for the Lucky Turn Around’s inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run, “Riding for Mammograms.”

We surpassed our 2019 goal of $20,000 and raised $36,000! Our goal this year is to raise $23,000. You can help us save lives by supporting this much needed community outreach. Please consider becoming a t-shirt sponsor or make a donation to help us in our fight against breast cancer. These funds are tax deductible and a great advertising opportunity for your company!

On behalf of the RAC Committee and Novant Health, we would like to thank you for your participation in helping us to save lives by providing free screening and diagnostic mammograms.

Thank You,
Stacey Thomas
RAC Committee Secretary
[email protected]


2020 sponsors

Stay tuned for full list of 2020 sponsors.

The 2020 sponsorship deadline has passed, but you can still donate until Dec. 30. Since COVID-19 stole our events, we need your help in reaching our goal for 2020. Please donate today!

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Donations:

Checks Made Payable To: NHRMC Foundation

Must Put in Memo: RAC LTA OR Riders Against Cancer.

Novant Health will send tax receipt letters for IRS filing purposes.

As an appreciation of your participation, you will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement from the RAC Committee and Novant Health.

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Breast cancer statistics

2019 Breast Cancer Statistics

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • It is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women and 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men this year.
  • 10,946 new cases in women are estimated in North Carolina this year.  153 new cases in Rowan County.
  • 1,467 women in North Carolina are expected to lose the fight from this horrible disease.  21 women in Rowan County.

Novant Health’s Breast Health Restricted Fund

  • Exists so women do not have to go without breast health services or have long wait times due to lack of financial resources.
  • Recipients of the breast health fund are typically low-income, uninsured, or under insured.
  • The fund covers mammograms (2D or 3D), diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds.
  • A patient has a 99.9% probability of being cancer free after 5 years if cancer is found early and treated appropriately.
  • Provided funding, along with local grants, to purchase the first fixed 3D mammography, and the first 3D mobile mammography coach.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to all sponsors, participants, and volunteers for making this year’s events a huge success.

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In the course of their lifetime, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer.

You can help us continue to provide mammograms on the house. Join the fight and donate today.

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Riding Against Cancer

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