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Hometown Hero: Janet Thayer

By Jennifer Serda - email | bio

Richmond Hill, GA - According to the Center for Disease Control, colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and this WTOC Hometown Hero is using her experience as a way to raise awareness.

Last year Janet Thayer lost her husband, friend and motorcycle partner to colon cancer. On March 30, 2009 Owen Thayer was diagnosed with colon cancer and 9 weeks later at the age of 57 years old lost his battle.

Owen spent much of his time on his 2007 Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson and now Janet will raffle it off to raise awareness for colon cancer and for hospice care for Island Hospice.

"I could not think of selling this bike out right, so I figured this was a great way to honor Owen but at the same time raise awareness of cancer," said Thayer.

Janet will sell only 1,000 tickets for $50.00 a piece to benefit Island Hospice. The one of a kind Harley-Davidson will also come with a custom painted air ride trailer for a total package worth $38,000. 

To buy tickets visit THAgroup.org. The bike will be on display on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 from 1pm to 5pm in front of Wild Wings. 

The drawing will be May 13 at Spanky's restaurant on Mall Way. You do not have to be present to win.

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