Residents of Utah County turned out in droves to experience within the second annual Cancer Sucks Ride in Payson and present help for a Payson man preventing cancer on Saturday.
The journey this yr benefited Brent “Maynard” Warenski, who was recognized with stage 4 oral squamous cell cancer in December.
“We are riding for Maynard … and we gathering money so he can do something fun, so he can make some memories with his family instead of paying hospital bills,” occasion organizer Shanna Clark stated.
In addition to the journey, the occasion additionally featured a BBQ lunch, automotive and motorbike present, reside music and a raffle. They are additionally taking over a set to help Warenski and other people can donate to the Cancer Sucks Account by way of Utah Community Credit Union.
Clark stated somebody within the community got here to the organizers of the occasion and prompt they journey for Warenski this yr.
“He (Warenski) works at the Best Deal Springs in Payson and one of our friends works there, too,” Clark stated. “They knew he was struggling and asked if he would help him out this year.”
Clark stated Warenski and his household have been emotional and appreciative of the community help once they came upon the experience was being held to help of him.
“They cried,” she stated.
“It means a lot to him,” Clark added.
The Cancer Sucks Ride began final yr and was held to profit a lady who had stage-four breast cancer. Clark stated she has seen the influence cancer can have on households first hand and needed to have the ability to assist others dealing with the sickness.
“My mom died of cancer quite a few years ago and we’ve all known someone who has been affected (by cancer) and seen the impact these people have on us,” she stated.
Shelby Slade covers community occasions, points and tales for the Daily Herald.