Dye your hair blue and bust out that Harley to support prostate cancer research


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Apparently this upcoming weekend, or Saturday to be exact, is the day to give back.

There’s a motorcycle ride for those itchin’ to bust out the hog, a fun run/walk with festivities for the family, and a scavenger hunt for the competitive.

All of them are fun and help wonderful causes, so choose wisely.

Here’s the 411 on each:

?  Idaho Urologic Institute and Iron Cross Warriors and Babes present the annual Blue Ribbon Rally for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The 5th annual motorcycle ride begins with registration at 9 a.m. at the Idaho Urologic Institute, 2855 E. Magic View Drive in Meridian.

This year’s event includes Valley Corvettes, but anyone with a classic car is welcome to participate.

The rally ends with festivities at High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 E. Cinema Drive in Meridian.

The public is invited to welcome riders around 1 p.m. and enjoy music, food, an auction and a show n’ shine.

Don’t forget to pick up a couple of raffle tickets at $10 a piece. You could be the proud owner of a 2017 CFMOTO C-Force 400 ATV, courtesy of Birds of Prey Motorsports, or a 2007 Harley-Davidson 1200 Nightster Sportster, courtesy of Fairly Reliable Bob’s.

All proceeds benefit Idaho 2 Fly and Saint Alphonsus Foundation Prostate Cancer Fund.

The cost is $15 per rider/driver and $5 per passenger.

Go to idurology.com/ brr or the Blue Ribbon Rally on Facebook.

?  The Children’s Tumor Foundation will host the 4th annual Idaho NF Walk to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis (NF) research on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave. in Meridian.

Registration opens at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11:30 a.m.

There is a Mighty Mile Fun Run and a Family Walk (both for adults and children), as well as a Kids’ Hero Flash Day designed for the smaller participants.

The annual Idaho NF Walk unites families across Idaho who have been touched by NF for a day with food, face painting, music, booths, costumed superheroes and fun. Throughout the event, the Children’s Tumor Foundation honors “NF Heroes” who have demonstrated remarkable courage living with neurofibromatosis.

Registration is $20 general, $10 children 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger.

For additional information and registration, go to nfwalk.org/idaho.

?  The Boise Scavenger Hunt is back and the challenges are bigger and better than ever.

The event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, on the Basque Block, between Capitol Boulevard and 6th Street in Downtown Boise.

Teams race around the city on foot in search of clues (two sets: adult and family friendly), completing challenges at each destination.

The first team to cross the finish line is crowned the winner. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place, in addition to the returning Team Spirit Award (aka best dressed).

All proceeds support student scholarships at Lee Pesky Learning Center, which helps students with learning disabilities receive specialized intervention services that help children and adults reach their full learning potential.

Registration is $20 general, $5 children 6-17, and free for ages 5 and younger. There is a $60 family pass and $80 team pass option as well. Race-day volunteers are also needed.

Go to lplearningcenter.org/ boise-scavenger-hunt.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451

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