Motorcycle club hosts event for cancer victims

Published 11:18 pm Friday, April 30, 2010

The Confederate Cavalry Corps Montgomery Club will host a benefit for one of its members, Bill “Deacon” Cox, from 4 p.m. until Saturday, May 1 at the “It’ll Do Tavern” on the Eastern Boulevard in Montgomery.

Jacob Fannin of Troy said Cox is a longtime member of the motorcycle club and is battling cancer.

“One day, Deacon was going wide open and the next day he was diagnosed with cancer,” Fannin said. “His treatment requires radiation and chemotherapy and our club wanted to do something to help his family with the growing expenses. Deacon has been an active and valuable member of our club and has always participated in fundraisers that we have in support of our veterans, especially at the Bill Nichols Home. We want to do something for him.”

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Fannin said the Confederate Cavalry Corps Montgomery Club is one of the most active clubs in the area and participates in as many fundraising events each year as it possibly can.

“We participate in several events that raise funds for cancer victims and, when cancer hits one of your own, you know what it means to have to support of others,” he said.

The Cox benefit will be held rain or shine and there will be donation opportunities at the event.