HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) – Normally you would only see historic planes on the tarmac at the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, but on Saturday cars of all makes and models rolled onto the tarmac for a special fundraiser.
The museum hosted the 9th Annual Cruise for a Cure, a fundraiser to benefit Relay For Life in Washington County.
The event which was canceled last year due to the pandemic featured local vendors, live music, and vintage, new and even custom cars for the Wings and Wheels car show and fundraiser.
The event also holds a special place in the hearts of event founder and triple cancer survivor Sara Mulkey. She started the event in Hampton, Virginia with her father, a cancer survivor for over 20 years, before moving to Hagerstown in 2010 and continuing the fundraising event.
“It means the world to me. Many of them are members of the Stablemates Mustang Club automobile club. We have other clubs involved and just people hearing about us through word of mouth, ”Mulkey explained. “But for me, it really warms my heart to see all these people here.”
Billy Hahn helped Mulkey plan the annual event which usually takes around 6 months and was excited about this year’s participation. He explained that the last Cruise for a Cure had been slightly slowed down by rain in 2019 and then the pandemic.
Last year, Cruise for a Cure was able to host a small cruise event to raise funds for Relay For Life while adhering to COVID safety precautions.