The 2nd Annual Rollin’ for Colon event took place July 19, 20, 21, 2013. Eighty-eight people attended and a great time was had by all. Our event was the first of its kind in Canada because it is a motorcycle & motor coach tour bus event. Everyone and anyone can participate, not only motorcyclists.

On Friday evening, the 19th, registrants were treated to a free seafood before preparing for the following day’s all day tour and poker run. The fog was thick and extremely wet when the participants left Yarmouth by way of the South Shore and also the Annapolis Valley on Saturday morning at 9:00 am. It was more than an hour into their trip before the fog lifted and the sun broke through the clouds. Returning home to Yarmouth that evening, participants were treated to a quarter chicken dinner with all the fixings plus a cake for dessert which was donated by Atlantic Super Store (Loblaws).

This year we sold raffle tickets on a motorcycle training course as well as having an auction of donated items. Proceeds from the auction and raffle were donated to two local cancer support groups – The Gilles Boudreau Cancer Care Fund and the Yarmouth Prostate Cancer Support group. Both groups assist cancer patients with travel costs to and from other hospitals for treatments and/or doctors’ appointments, if treatments and /or specialists are not available at the South West Health Cancer Centre in Yarmouth. This year we are fortunate to be able to donate $500 each to the above mentioned groups. We were pleased to be able to donate locally as well as raise money for CCAC.

The best part of this event – we raised $1800.00 for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. This was down slightly from last year as our event this year was during a time that most people chose to take their vacations.