‘Cookie’s Ride’ to fight cancer



BAR HARBOR — The third annual “Cookie’s Ride,” a bicycling fundraiser created to celebrate the life of Cookie Willems, a longtime member of the Jackson Laboratory community who died of ovarian cancer, is set for Saturday, Oct. 3.

All proceeds from this bicycling event will benefit The Cookie Willems/Jackson Laboratory Cancer Research Fund.

Registration starts at 8 a.m., and cyclists can choose from two routes. The 20-mile route through Acadia National Park starts at 9 a.m. The 6-mile loop starts at 10.30 a.m. A post-ride picnic celebration will follow from noon at The Jackson Laboratory.

There is a registration fee of $10 for each cyclist. All cyclists must raise at least $100 to participate in Cookie’s Ride. Visit jax.org or call 288-6340.

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