Over 500 bikers attended the fourth annual Little Big Town Ride for the Cure over the weekend in Nashville. The event was founded by the band to raise money for the Frances Williams Preston laboratories at the city's Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
The day's events included a ride, an auction for a signed guitar and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and a concert featuring Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson and the Band Perry.
"All of our families have been touched by cancer. Maybe we saved a life today," Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman told reporters at the event.
Bandmember Phillip Sweet, who rode in the event, explained that riding "helps you clear your mind." He added that riding a motorcycle is fun, "especially when you have the wind and the surroundings and the smells of outside, you're not focused on anything but just riding. It's therapeutic and relaxing. I really enjoy it."
Performances by Cali Rodi, Brett Eldridge and Randy Montans began at 8:30 at the Tin Roof during the registration and pre-ride activities. Post ride performances in Columbia included hosts Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Randy Hauser, Josh Thompson, and The Band Perry.
The event was emceed by Storme Warren who aided introductions of the performers and special VIP guests and the live auction.
For more information on the event visit www.nashvillerideforacure.com
All proceeds from Ride for a Cure benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is dedicated to funding cutting-edge, bench to bedside research nationwide at eight top cancer and AIDS research facilities. Since its inception 35-years ago, the T. J. Martell Foundation has raised more than $240 million toward groundbreaking and innovative leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. T.J. Martell-funded research has contributed to numerous important breakthroughs and advances in the treatment of these deadly diseases.
Additional photos of the event can be viewed at http://MomentsByMoser.zenfolio.com/lbtrideforcure