Jeep Ride raises money to help cover medical bills for retired Roanoke County deputy diagnosed with cancer

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Three Roanoke Valley jeep organizations teamed up on Saturday to help raise money for a good cause: the health of a retired deputy.

The Nightcrawlers’ Virginia Chapter, Star City Jeepers, and Jeepin’ for a Cause were all involved in making this day happen.

Former Roanoke County Deputy Kevin Hicks retired back in April, but a few months later, found out he had stage four cancer. Friends, family, and co-workers decided to do a Jeep Ride fundraiser that would help to pay for Hicks’ medical bills.

Hicks spent nearly 23 years as a deputy sheriff, 15 of which were with the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office. He says he is grateful for all the support from his community.

“Thank you for coming out. Thank you for your support and prayers, and all the social media, well wishes, and phone calls, and text messages. It all means a whole lot. Even though it doesn’t seem like a lot, it means a whole lot. And I appreciate every one of them,” expressed Hicks.

The event raised $2,500 that will help cover Hicks’ medical bills.

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