Hucks Ride for the Fund Set for July


By WSIL Manager

CARBONDALE -- Two local businesses have teamed with the Coach Kill Cancer Fund to sponsor a charity poker run on Saturday, July 12.


Southern Illinois Healthcare will partner with Hucks to present "Hucks Ride for the Fund." The ride will begin and end at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds with designated stops at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, John A. Logan College, West Frankfort City Park and the Harbor Oaks picnic area at Rend Lake.

The ride has become the largest fundraiser for the Coach Kill Cancer Fund, with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country participating over the years. Coach Jerry Kill created the fund in 2006 after a personal bout with cancer.

Hucks Regional Vice President of Operations, Mark McKinney of Marion, said the sponsorship is especially important to him, and he and the Hucks family will be riding in honor of his son, Andrew, who passed away from melanoma last August at the age of 24.

Hucks employees will rally to support the cause at the many poker run stops throughout the region during the event.

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