4th of July benefit ride for woman with cancer - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

4th of July benefit ride for woman with cancer

Posted: Updated:
SPENCER CO., IN (WFIE) -

In Spencer County a group decided to spend the Fourth of July Holiday raising money for a woman battling cancer.

 

What a better way to spend your Fourth of July then riding a motorcycle.  

Just over a dozen riders took off from Yellig Park not to long ago on a benefit ride for a woman who's terminally ill with cancer.  

This ride wouldn't have been possible without the love of her son-in-law.

Gina Foster has a form of skin cancer and has been told she doesn't have that much longer to live.

Her son-in-law Kevin Geer says he was challenged to come up with a benefit for Gina and came up with today's event.

Geer says thousands of dollars worth of raffle items were donated.

He says he wanted to help out his mother-in-law while he could.

Gina says she actually didn't know about the benefit until about a week ago.

"Since this has all happened she's been living with us," says Geer. "Seeing day for day what takes place with this illness, it just kept getting at me. I started looking at my own mortality and what I've done with my life."

"I about had a heart attack," says Foster. "It was just like 'oh my.'  I didn't know how to react.  It took my breath away."

Just because the ride is over, doesn't mean the benefit stops.  

There's a free concert from Copperhead Creek at 6:00 on the 4th of July at Yellig Park.  

There will be lots of raffles, food and all sorts of fundraisers going on to help Gina.

 

Copyright 2014 WFIE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow