Hancock County is riding for a cure

KIMT News 3 - A parade for more than 40 tractors rolled through north Iowa in an effort to raise money for the Hancock County Relay for Life.

It was the third time that tractors of all shapes and sizes made their way through cities in north Iowa for the cause, and this year’s route took riders through Garner, Clear Lake, and Ventura.

Joan Hanson, a Relay for Life Team Captain and volunteer with the American Cancer Society says that while the ride is a little out of the ordinary, it’s something fun that draws a crowd and has been nothing but successful as a fundraiser in the past.

However, this day is about more than just raising money.

Hanson says that those involved in the ride always make a point of recognizing how much of an impact cancer has on our society, and how even the smallest gesture brings us one step closer to finding a cure.

“We do this for two reasons,” she says, “because we’ve had friends and family that have gone through it and to protect future generations so that they don’t have to hear those words.”

In the past couple of years, the event has raised more than $4,500.

Hanson tells us that all of the proceeds from Saturday’s ride will benefit the Hancock County Relay for Life on Saturday, June 21st at GHV High School.

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