Car show to raise money for cancer society

Published 10:10 am Thursday, July 7, 2011

PROCTORVILLE — Patricia King is a cancer survivor with the mission of making everyone else stricken with the disease a survivor too. That’s why she is planning a special event whose proceeds will go to cancer research.

“Normally, I do Relay for Life and do a lot of community service for the American Cancer Society,” King said. “I am a donations coordinator to try to get local businesses to donate to the events the American Cancer Society has throughout the community.”

On July 23, King, an ovarian cancer survivor, will offer a car show in memory of her mother.

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“I lost my mom to lung and brain cancer in 1999,” King said. “Her name was Patricia Adkins. They just called her Patty. You think because you made it, you think they will make it and they don’t and it hurts.”

The show will be at the parking lot of the Kroger in Proctorville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

“Anyone who wants to come out enjoy cars, trucks, motorcycles, old, new antique,” she said.

This is the second time King has put on a car show as a fundraiser. A year ago she organized a similar event with the proceeds going to help homeless veterans in America. In three hours King brought in $1,800 for the veterans.

“My father for a short time was a homeless vet and I recently lost my father in 2009,” she said.

This car show is open to the public with a registration fee of $20. The show is opened to antiques, show cars, trucks, motorcycles and jeeps. There will be a poker run and a tricycle race for youngsters.

“We are getting the children involved doing a Tricycle Race for the Cure,” King said.

Kroger is providing hot dogs, chips and soda and Buddy’s Barbecue is featuring pulled pork.

“It is a fun-filled community day,” King said.