Help raise money for sarcoma research by participating in 'Jackson's Ride the Gorge'

Help raise money for sarcoma research by participating in 'Jackson's Ride the Gorge'

PORTLAND, Ore. - Imagine a child or relative being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, only to realize there has been little to no new treatments developed since the 1980s and many physicians miss the diagnosis.

A Portland family dealt with that reality and now they're trying to raise the awareness and money to help.

Jackson Hill was a vibrant young boy who loved life and loved living it to the fullest. But at 12 years old, that life was cut short by sarcoma, a cancer known as an orphaned disease because there is little to no money for research to find a cure.

As a tribute to Jackson and the desire to raise money to find a cure for sarcoma, his parents started a grassroots fundraiser called 'Jackson's Ride the Gorge,' a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Hood River.

Depending on how hard you want to push yourself, there are different rides you can sign up for.  And for those who don't bike, there is also a 'Tour de Spa' event at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort.

Click here for details on the event.