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Saints and Sinners plan ride for Angels

The Saints and Sinners "Angel Run" has helped to raise $70,000 for Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Saints and Sinners RC) The Saints and Sinners "Angel Run" has helped to raise $70,000 for Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Saints and Sinners RC)
Bikes lined up ready to ride for Arkansas Children's Hospital patients. (Source: Saints and Sinners RC) Bikes lined up ready to ride for Arkansas Children's Hospital patients. (Source: Saints and Sinners RC)
Flyer detailing this year's ride for Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Saints and Sinners RC) Flyer detailing this year's ride for Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Saints and Sinners RC)
Angel Run started after Hope Espinoza suffered a stroke and was sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Saints and Sinners) Angel Run started after Hope Espinoza suffered a stroke and was sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital. (Source: Saints and Sinners)
The ShotfunBillys will perform in downtown Paragould for the Angel Run. (Source: The ShotgunBillys) The ShotfunBillys will perform in downtown Paragould for the Angel Run. (Source: The ShotgunBillys)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Jeri Hood Baldwin has watched the Angel Run grow from every year since it started. The first run was organized to raise money after Hope Espinoza suffered a stroke at seven years old.

"She's part of the event every year," Baldwin said. "We saw what great things Arkansas Children's Hospital did for Hope and that inspired the event."

Baldwin says the Angel Run has raised $70,000 since that time.

Eight years later, the event has grown and is moving from the Saints and Sinners Clubhouse to downtown Paragould. The move to Pruitt Street in downtown Paragould will allow for bigger crowds and live entertainment.

"We’ll have two big bands that will start at 5:30 p.m. “Under the Radar” is from Memphis and then there's “ShotGunBillys” from Region 8," Baldwin said.

The day begins on Saturday, March 31 with free breakfast provided by the Christian Motorcycle Association. The ride begins across the street from Arkansas Methodist Medical Center with registration at 9 a.m.

The dice run costs $15 a person and $5 for each additional person. Bikers are not the only ones involved in this year's event.

"There's going to be a group of bicyclists that are going to run the route as well," Baldwin said. "Pricing is the same. Start and stop will be the same at the motorcyclists."

First bikes will go out at 10 a.m. Last bike out at 11 a.m. Door prizes and 50/50 drawings will take place all day.  

“We keep trying to get bigger and bigger as well as bring the community together to raise money for the Arkansas Children's Hospital," Baldwin said. "We just want to bring more people together than just motorcyclists."

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