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Ride for Life event benefits cancer research
The fourth annual Northern California HERO Ride for Life is coming to the Tehama District Fairgrounds April 6-7.
This cancer-fighting event brings horseback riders together for a very special cause.
The fundraiser is a relay that consists of teams of 5-8 people and their horses taking turns riding around the Tehama District Fairground racetrack at a walk.
Northern California HERO Ride For Life has set a goal to raise money that will aid in finding a cure for cancer.
Each member of every team takes turns lapping the track, walking their horses on team assigned shifts. Each team is required to keep one team member on the track at all times. If the rider is under 18, they will be required to wear a helmet. All horses must be kept at a walk at all times.
Team members are asked to raise an individual minimum of $100 each to receive a t-shirt.
The HERO Ride for Life opens and closes as every participant from every team walks the first lap in silence together, as well as the closing lap of remembrance.
Everyone joins together for the first and last lap to signify coming together for an important cause.
A survivors lap will be held immediately following the opening first lap.
According to the American Cancer Society one in three Americans will get cancer in their lifetime and one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Today, slightly more than half of cancer patients survive.
To sign up for this event go online to www.norcalherorideforlife.org.