The annual motorcycle ride, "Kruisin' for Katie's Handprint" is helping to cover cancer costs for families impacted by childhood cancer.

"Insurance covers some things, but doesn't cover everything," said Darlis Elliot, executive director for Katie's Handprint. "We just want to fill a need that is not otherwise met."

The ride is Saturday, August 11 and starts at the House of Harley in Spenard. Riders will head north to the Palmer Butte area then south to 907 Alehouse. The entire ride should take about an hour and a half.

If you don't have a motorcycle and still want to help raise money, Elliot says riders will arrive at the restaurant about 1:30 or 2 in the afternoon Saturday and you're encouraged to join them for lunch.

"There's so many more expenses that just aren't covered," Elliot said. "There's so many families that come in from the bush either treated in Anchorage or they have to go to Seattle or Portland, and we know of a family treated in Austin."

Elliott added that every little bit helps.

"The expenses and the impact on a family's income... at that time when your child is potentially terminally ill, is huge," she said.

This is the first year for the ride, and the goal is to grow and offer more grants and money to families in the future.

To learn more about the ride and how you can get involved with the nonprofit, "Katie's Handprint" visit its website.

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