Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is hitting The World Famous Hatfield-McCoy Trails for a very special benefit ride this weekend to assist local children in West Virginia with extreme health problems to pay for medical care and travel expenses
The Ride to Survive benefit is to help Skyler Miller, Ben Gillman and Gabe Lyall and their families as they struggle with chemo treatments and other healthcare issues associated with cancer. The event will take place in the city of Logan and on the Bearwallow Trailhead on Saturday, April 13th.
“These kids are facing some major health problems. The community has stepped up to help out and our staff also wanted to assist so we put together this event to help them. All proceeds will go to the families,” noted Jeff Lusk, Executive Director of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails who explained that it was only natural that HMT should step up to help out considering all the projects that are taking place to help the trio of brave children in the battle of their lives.
The Ride to Survive event will kick off with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the sports complex on Middleburg Island in Logan, and will feature a little star power along the way, according to Lusk.
“We will be leaving the island at 12:30 with America’s Got Talent winner Landau Murphy Jr. leading the procession. We will also have live music from The Easy Street Band and Kaitlin Boytek, kids face painting, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and churches doing bake sales, along with fun activities such as face painting, t-shirts, raffles- so come and enjoy the day and help make this ride a success!”
For those who do not ride ATVs or dirtbikes there will still be plenty of fun, food and the opportunity to participate, noted Hatfield-McCoy’s Shannon Deer Orso, who emphasized you do not have to ride to have fun and help these children. `”If you don’t have a machine or you just don’t want to ride, you don’t have to. There will be entertainment, food, and kids activities set up on the island,” she explained. “We are having 500 t-shirts printed to sell for $10 and registration to ride is also $10. The entertainment is free and everything else will cost no more than a few dollars. We will also have a raffle of prizes and a donation area so BRING YOUR WALLETS and lets help these families.”