Automobile present raises cash for Relay for Life | WDVM25 & DCW50

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) – Ordinarily you would only see historic aircraft on the tarmac at Hagerstown Aviation Museum, but cars of all makes and models rolled onto the tarmac on Saturday for a special fundraiser.

The museum hosted the 9th Annual Cruise for a Cure, a fundraiser that benefited Relay for Life of Washington County.

The event, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, featured local vendors, live music and classic cars, new and even bespoke cars for the Wings and Wheels car show and fundraiser.

The event also holds a special place in the heart of event founder and three-time cancer survivor Sara Mulkey. She started the event in Hampton, Virginia with her father, a cancer survivor of over 20 years, before moving to Hagerstown in 2010 and continuing the fundraiser.

“It means the world to me. Many of them are auto club members from the Stablemates Mustang Club. We got other clubs involved and only people who hear from us through word of mouth, ”Mulkey explained. “But for me it really warms my heart to see all these people out here.”

Billy Hahn helped Mulkey plan the annual event, which typically lasts around 6 months, and was delighted with the participation this year. He stated that the final Cruise for a Cure of 2019 was dampened slightly by the rain and then the pandemic.

Last year, while complying with COVID safety precautions, Cruise for a Cure was able to hold a small cruise event to raise funds for Relay for Life.