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Poker run Saturday helps families kick cancer's butt

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By The Staff

The 4th Annual Kicking Cancer's BUTT Poker Run is Saturday, Sept. 28, with a ride that begins in Chiefland and winds throughout scenic Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties before coming to an end at the Seabreeze Restaurant in Cedar Key.

All proceeds go to the BACK Fighting Cancer Inc., a non-profit group whose primary mission is to provide financial assistance to families with a child fighting cancer in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

Each letter in BACK represents the first initial of the name of a local child who either battled or is battling some form of cancer. B=Bridget, A=Austin, C=Corbin, and K=Kendall. Each family benefited from the love and support of the Tri-County Area's communities in their families' darkest times. Each family is represented on the Board of Directors and are giving BACK.

The poker run is one of two major fundraising events held by the group. The other event, Swinging for the Cure, is held in the spring at Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

Registration is 10-10:45 a.m. at The Gathering Table, 
116 N. Main St., Chiefland. The entry fee is $20 per bike that includes two hands and one free T-shirt. Extra hands are $5 each.

The last bike rolls out at 10:45.

There will be cash prizes for the best and worst hands free lunch, live music, fun, and raffles on the trip.

The stops include:

No. 1 ― McKenzie's 4 Corners, 
399 N. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Highway 27A), Bronson,

No. 2 ― The City Bar, 
115 N. W. 2nd Ave., Trenton,

No. 3 ― Charlie's Landing,
 3448 N.E. County Road 349, Old Town,

No. 4 ― Bubba's Place,
 17652 U.S. Highway 19, Fanning Springs,

Optional Stop ― Low-Key Hideaway, 
12050 State Road 24, Cedar Key and

No. 5 ― Seabreeze Restaurant,
310 Dock Street, Cedar Key.

For more information or to register, visit www.BACKFightingCancer.org or the group's page on Facebook.