Drinkards run to fund cancer research

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content You Might Like Sikorsky motorcycle ride for CAC set for Saturday Motorcycle riders and car enthusiasts will be showing their softer sides on Saturday for the 4th Annual Sikorsky Motorcycle Ride… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell “Actually, running in the half-marathon was Amy’s idea,” Drinkard said. “She heard about the American Cancer Society’s marathon and half-marathon meeting here in Birmingham and thought it was something we could do.”The Drinkards attended the meeting and, although they weren’t runners, they were both sold on the idea.“We didn’t think we could do the marathon but we knew that we could push our limits and run the half-marathon,” Drinkard said. “In June, we started the ACS training program with about 40 others. Some of them are, like us, running for someone they know, but there are those who are just running in support of the cause.”Drinkard said the runners have a trainer who sets up their training schedule. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The efforts of the couple are something more they can do for those they love.“We’re running for my dad and for my uncle, Bobby Drinkard, who was recently diagnosed with cancer,” Hawkins Drinkard said. “And, we’re running for all the others who are affected by this disease.”Hawkins said he and his wife weren’t runners, “until now.” Sometimes you can’t do enough for those you love.Hawkins Drinkard and his wife, Amy, wanted to do more for his dad, Jim Drinkard of Troy, who was diagnosed with cancer in March 2010. They found a way.On Nov. 3, Hawkins and Amy Drinkard will run in the American Cancer Society’s Rock ’n Roll Half-Marathon in Savannah, Georgia. All of the money raised will fund cancer research. “During the week, we do short runs with a ‘big’ run on Saturday,” he said. “The longest distance that we have run is eight miles. Whether or not we run a half-marathon distance before going to Savannah will be up to our trainer.”Drinkard said he and his wife are looking forward to the “really big run” on Nov. 3. That’s when all of the training will pay off.Each runner must raise $2,900 to enter the Rock ’n Roll Marathon/Half-Marathon.“One way to raise the money is to get sponsors,” Drinkard said. “Amy and I each have a Facebook page on the event website where people can donate to our run. We are asking that any donations be made half to my page and half to Amy’s.”To make a donation, visit determination.acsevents.org and click on Support an Athlete. Find Amy and Hawkins and click Donation. Supporters can also make a donation by mailing a check payable to American Cancer Society to Jeans Flowers at 1216 South Brundidge Street, Troy, AL, 36081.The Drinkards are looking forward to their first half-marathon and to the opportunity to raise funds for the fight against cancer, which is very personal to them.“About 20,000 runners are expected and, since this is our first race, Amy and I plan to run together,” Drinkard said.“We have made new friends through participation in the ACS trainingn program. We’ll definitely do this again. There’s another ACS marathon/half-marathon in New Orleans and that will be second opportunity for us to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.” Drinkards run to fund cancer research Email the author By Secrets Revealed Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

1 dead after car strikes multiple pedestrians in Portland, Oregon; terrorism not suspected

first_imgcarlballou/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(PORTLAND, Ore.) — One person is dead after a vehicle struck several pedestrians during multiple hit and runs across several blocks in Portland, Oregon, Monday, according to the Portland Police Bureau.Five other people were transported to hospitals with non-critical injuries, according to Portland Fire and Rescue. There were more victims who didn’t require medical transport.The woman who died was identified Tuesday as 77-year-old Jean Gerich of Portland.“Jean Gerich was not a nameless victim. She was a loving mother of two. She was a proud grandmother of five, ages 4 to 16,” her family said in a statement. “She would have turned 78 in twelve days. She beat cancer five years ago. She received her first [COVID-19] vaccination shot last week and was overjoyed to get out in the world again.”Portland police identified 10 people who were injured, including seven cyclists and two pedestrians, as well as another individual who suffered a head injury and was unsure if they were outside their car at the time of the accident.The incident happened at about 1:02 p.m. local time when a Honda Element drove into pedestrians and vehicles from Southeast 33rd Avenue and Stark Street to Southeast 13th Avenue, according to the police.After crashing their car, police said the driver fled on foot, but community members corralled him until law enforcement arrived, authorities said at a press conference Monday afternoon.The suspect, who has not been identified, has also been hospitalized. Police said they do not believe terrorism was a motivating factor in the crashes.“The multiple hit and run crashes by the same suspect yesterday were traumatic for our community,” Police Chief Chuck Lovell said in a statement Tuesday. “Thank you to the many community members who responded to assist victims and alerted police to the suspect. All of us at PPB send our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the person who was killed as well as our hopes for recovery to those injured. We are committed to a full investigation so that the person involved can be held accountable for these senseless acts of violence.”Police said the crime scene is very large and covers dozens of city blocks. Officials are asking witnesses or anyone who finds what they believe is evidence, reach out to officers in the area or call the non-emergency number (503-823-3333) to provide information.ABC News’ Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more