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First Dodi Groves Witches Ride to fight breast cancer this weekend

Posted: 5:08 AM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 07:45:06-04
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Grab a pointed black hat, your bike, and some of your witches and wizards to ride out Breast Cancer this Saturday, October 19th.

First Dodi Groves Witches Ride to fight breast cancer this weekend

The Dodi Groves Breast Cancer Fund invites everyone to join the fun once again and Pink Out the Pond in Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville, Louisiana, on Saturday, October 19th, and help start a new local breast cancer fund to support early detection, education, outreach, and support for those battling breast cancer in Acadiana.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This family friendly event will feature a 1 mile fun run/walk and a 5K family bike ride, honoring all breast cancer survivors with a pinning ceremony on stage.

There will be food, drinks, Trick or Treat in our sponsor & supporter tent area and much, much more!

The ride benefits The Dodi Groves Breast Cancer Fund. Dodi was a wife, mother, educator, daughter and friend who lost her battle to breast cancer but left her legacy in Acadiana.

Dodi Groves Inaugural Witches Ride takes flight Saturday

The service area for the DGBCF will be made up of the entire Acadiana area. Specifically, the following Louisiana Parishes: a) Acadia, b) Iberia, c) Lafayette, d) St. Landry, e) St. Martin, f) St. Mary, and g) Vermilion.

Here is an event schedule for Saturday:

  • 3:00 PM REGISTRATION OPENS
  • 4:00 PM SURVIVOR CELEBRATION
  • 4:00 PM KIDS KORNER
  • 4:00 PM EXPO AREA
  • 5:15 PM OPENING CEREMONIES
  • 5:30 PM RIDE/WALK/RUN START
  • 6:15 PM CLOSING CEREMONIES

To sign up for volunteer oportunities during the event, click here .

And for more information on The Witches Ride and the Dodi Groves Breast Cancer Fund, visit their Facebook page .

KATC's Katie Lopez spoke with Dodi's husband, Bryan Groves, who shared the story of his wife's determination, strength and compassion for others as she fought against her own breast cancer diagnosis.

The witches ride will honor Dodi who lost her battle to cancer in 2015.

Memory of wife and mother endures with inaugural witches ride

Memory of wife and mother endures with inaugural breast cancer walk