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Charity Motorcycle Ride Benefits Teen Battling Cancer

080814 jarrod hillDUMFRIES, Va. — Motorcyclists will take to the streets of Dumfries on Saturday in support of a recent high school graduate battling testicular cancer.

The Harley Davidson of Quantico dealership will host a charity fund raiser poker run called “Nobody Fights [Cancer] Alone,” for 18-year-old Jarrod Hill, who graduated from C.D. Hylton High School in June. Diagnosed last fall, Hill underwent chemotherapy treatments in January and February. He was homeschooled at the time but was later allowed to graduate with his class.

“We anticipate several hundred motorcycles to participate in the event, which is an event that will draw people’s attention,” said event organizer Dave Jarrell.

Hill and his girlfriend, Emily, gathered a group of friends this spring when they gathered a group of friends and all wore surgical masks to their high school prom. It was a show of support for Hill whose \ immune system was too weak to withstand any outside impact for any airborne issues, said Jarrell.

Hill’s grandfather, Clint, will also be at the poker run charity event. Clint Hill is a retired Secret Service agent who was protecting President John F. Kennedy on the day he was shot and killed.

“…[Hill] jumped onto the back of the limousine when President Kennedy was shot in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963,” said Jarrell.

The charity fundraiser will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Harley Davidson of Quantico at 17975 Main Street in Dumfries. 

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