Angie's Amazing Race raises money for cancer treatment

Posted by Debra Worley - email
Updated by Peter Smelser - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Britt's Motorsports hosted the fourth annual Angie's Amazing Race on Sunday, in an effort to fight breast cancer.

Around 200 participants hopped on motorcycles and into cars to compete in a scavenger hunt.

Angie's Angels is a group of friends who works to fight breast cancer by raising money for research and patient care. The fundraiser is held in honor of Angie Holiday, a biker who died from breast cancer in 2006.

"Mama Angel" said the money stays local and has a very direct impact.

"Two women who had either found a lump or whatever, and they needed a mammogram but couldn't afford it, and all we did is contact the foundation and they said send them on over," said "Mama Angel".  "So, they went over and got checked out. It's great to see that the money we raise is really being used locally."

The $25 per person entry fee went towards the Pink Ribbon Foundation and NHRMC.

Last year, Angie's Race brought in more than $22,000, event organizers were hoping to raise more than that this year.

For more information call Angie's Angels 470-0720.

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