Mayci to benefit
The Messenger. 06.09.08 A bike-a-thon, “Bikin’ With Buddies,” and a huge bake sale to benefit Mayci Shea Hogg will be held Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon at Troy First Baptist Church’s parking lot. Seven-year-old Mayci was born with a rare mitochondrial disorder and is currently in Wisconsin undergoing a costly Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which has given her family new hope for her future. She is the daughter of Richard and Kristi (Roberson) Hogg of Samburg. Pledge envelopes for those who wish to collect pledges and participate in the bike-a-thon are available at Raceway in Union City, First Citizens National Bank in Troy, Walton’s Grocery in Samburg and Bestway in Hornbeak. They should be picked up as soon as possible in order to start collecting pledges for each mile ridden. For example, if someone pledges $1 for each mile and the rider rides 10 miles, the donor would donate $10 for Mayci. Riders should bring their pledge envelopes to the bike-a-thon Saturday morning. Organizers said it does not matter how long they ride, just how many miles. A parent or guardian will need to accompany young riders to count the miles ridden and helmets are required for all riders. Hot dogs will be provided for lunch for the riders. The large bake sale being held at the same time Saturday will feature a wide variety of special cakes and Father’s Day goodies, according to organizers. For more information about the bike-a-thon or the bake sale, call 536-0278 or 446-8368. An account has also been established to help with Mayci’s medical expenses. Donations may be mailed to the Mayci Shea Hogg Fund, c/o Commercial Bank & Trust Co., P.O. Box 370, Union City, TN 38281. For more information about Mayci and her ongoing treatment, including photos and updates, visit her Web site: www.westtennesseecares.com. Contributions may also be made with debit or credit card through PayPal at the Web site.