Riding to conquer Cancer
Annual ride down the grade is April 24
On April 24, the annual Climb to Conquer Cancer bicycle race will make its way up and down the Saluda Grade.
Starting at 8:00 a.m., John Cash, organizer of the race, and many others will participate in the race which will begin and end at Caro-Mi restaurant in Tryon.
The Climb to Cancer race did not occur last year due to Covid-19, though Cash still considers this year’s race to be the 11th annual race.
In the past 11 years, the race has raised over $130,000 to support the Gibbs Cancer Center Survivorship Program at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, where Cash is on the board of directors.
This year’s Climb to Conquer Cancer is going to be in honor of Dr. Todd Walters in Landrum who is currently suffering from cancer and is planning on coming out to ride a lap up and down the Grade.
Dr. Walters says, “It’s amazing that John’s riding in honor of me this year. He’s done so much for this community, and he and I have talked a lot about my diagnosis and what I’ve been going through, so it’s a great honor to ride with him.”
For more information, contact John Cash at 828-859-6356.
By Macy Cochran