Grave Diggers host ride for child with leukemia

Published 2:55 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014


By GINNY COOPER / Staff writer

A local chapter of the Iron Order motorcycle club, the Grave Diggers, is hosting a ride to raise money for Joshua Hayes, a four-year-old boy with leukemia.

“He’s only four years old. He hasn’t even had a chance to start living yet. It is just sad, and that’s putting it mildly,” said chapter president Spyder (Webb) Ellison.

Dubbed Riding for a Cure, the registration fee is $20 a bike and begins March 15 at 10 a.m. at Thorsby Drugs in Thorsby. Joshua will be at registration for everyone to meet and talk to, and absolutely all money raised will be donated to the Hayes family, stressed Ellison.

“This is just what we do,” Ellison said. “We help people. That’s what it’s all about, helping people and families with misfortunes.”

The ride will start at Thorsby Drugs with a brief stop by Beeswax River Park and end at the Grave Diggers clubhouse.

All riders are welcome. For more information, contact chapter president Webb at 205-453-2020 or vice president Barkeep at 205-705-8147.