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Annual Caitie's Army Motorcycle Ride Being Held Sept. 20 to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

RED LEVEL  - Motorcyclists will be hitting the road on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the 7th Annual Caitie’s Army Fall Ride. Riders will meet at Red Level VFW Post #4388 (4861 Oglesby Road, Red Level, AL 36474) for a ride through the beautiful roads of Alabama that will benefit childhood cancer research at Children’s of Alabama.

Registration is 8 - 10 a.m. and kickstands go up at 11 a.m. The fee is $20 per person. The public is invited to enjoy lunch, an auction, door prizes and live entertainment after the ride. Lunch is $5 and there is a $5 cover charge for those who did not participate in the ride. Commemorative T-shirts will also be available for purchase. Online registration is available by visiting

Caitie’s Army was inspired by Caitie Rhodes of Andalusia, who was diagnosed and treated for brain cancer at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Touched by her story, organizers hold activities and events to raise funds that support The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s. Last year, the ride raised $7,650 to go towards childhood cancer research and helping families like Caitie’s. Caitie will turn 22 this year and has now transitioned to adult care at UAB. 

More information about the event is available by calling Angie Sherrill at (334) 678-9039.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient visits and experienced nearly 14,000 inpatient days at Children’s, coming from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and is ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country by US News & World Report. More information is available at