This Saturday, August 27, the parking lot at Moore’s Warren Theater will be full of classic cars, vendors and food trucks, all for a good cause.
The Moore Kiwanis club has now been around for just over five years and during that time the group has had a big impact in the town of Moore.
“We have programs in our high schools with our key club, colleges with CKI, we even have an Aktion Club which is Kiwanis for adults with developmental disabilities,” said Ron Motley with Moore’s Kiwanis.
Saturdays from 11am to 3pm they have a big event they call cars for cures.
“About three years ago, Cars for Cures was born. It started with about 50 cars and probably a dozen or maybe a handful of sales people,” Motley said.
This year they are planning over 200 cars, over forty vendors and numerous food trucks, with proceeds from the event going to the Children’s Health Foundation.
“The Children’s Health Foundation supports research, education and clinical care, through its support of the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Pediatric Service,” said Betty McCuistian of the Children’s Health Foundation.
The foundation supports children in all 77 counties across the state, regardless of financial status or diagnosis. And events like cars for cures help tremendously.
“Events like this are literally the backbone of our foundation, and partners like this are truly the beating heart of our organization,” McCuistian said.
“Last year we raised, we were able to donate over twenty thousand dollars to the Children’s Health Foundation, and right now we’re well on our way to improving that,” Motley said.
And everyone is invited to see some pretty cool cars.
“We’ll have everything from classic cars to muscle cars to contemporary cars, we had something that looked like a bat car last year,” Motley said.
The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Warren Theater in Moore with lots of free family entertainment.
“We just want people to go out and have fun, learn a little more about the Children’s Health Foundation, and learn a little more about Kiwanis while we’re at it,” Motley said.
For more information on the Cars for Cures event, visit their website www.carsforcures.net