Cruise Against Cancer to return

This year’s Cruise Against Cancer is returning to the Newport City Park on Saturday, April 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine.

The event is a display of restored antique cars.

“Like COVID-19, cancer has also impacted far too many lives. By being cautious, and watching out for one another, we can still make a difference,” says organizer Nathan Manning.

Since 2009, Cruise Against Cancer has worked hard to help meet the needs of cancer patients in the local area. With the help of the community and various car clubs, the efforts have raised more than $250,000 for the Celebrate Life Cancer Support Group.

Every penny of those funds have been used to assist cancer patients with their greatest needs. Contributions have helped pay utility bills, purchase groceries, build handicap accessible ramps, and many other important needs.

To ensure safety, attendees are asked to participate responsibly in the midst of lingering COVID-19 concerns.

Masks are not required, however, social distancing is encouraged by event organizers. Maintain proper distance between small groups of people. The Newport City Park spans some 30 acres, which should allow for plenty of social distancing.

“Please bear with us as we make our best effort to hold a successful fundraiser while adhering to a vast number of precautions,” adds Manning. “In these unprecedented times, your assistance is more important than ever before.”

Donations may be made to Celebrate Life, PO Box 263, Newport, TN 37822

For more information, call Manning at 865-548-6152.