'Cruise for Cancer' distributes checks to local organizations

Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer gave ten checks to different area cancer organizations, totaling $139,000 in Howard, May 30, 2018. (WLUK)

HOWARD (WLUK) -- An annual motorcycle ride continues to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients in Northeast Wisconsin.

Jerry Parins "Cruise for Cancer" distributed checks Wednesday to ten area organizations for their efforts to beat cancer.

The money, totaling almost $140,000, was raised during last year's ride.

Parins was a former Green Bay police officer and Green Bay Packer's director of security when he was diagnosed with cancer.

"The cancer just takes your family and it goes down. And there's many families that nobody can afford to deal with cancer," Parins said. "And I think 'Cruise for Cancer' just steps in and helps a bit with a little care and love."

This year's Cruise for Cancer ride will take place Saturday, June 9.

More than $1.5 million has been raised for local cancer organizations since the event began in 2004.

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