Cruzin’ for Cancer revs up events to benefit cancer patients at UofL Car and craft show set for June 12, additional car show April 17 and monthly cruises through October

    Vehicles such as this Corvette will be featured at the Cruzin’ for Cancer events, all benefitting the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center.
    Vehicles such as this Corvette will be featured at the Cruzin’ for Cancer events, all benefitting the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Cruzin’ for Cancer is on for 2021 with more than the single-day event of the past six years. This year, there will be an additional car show and monthly events through October, all with the goal of helping cancer patients at UofL and beyond.

    After a postponed and scaled-back event in 2020, Cruzin’ for Cancer organizer Richard Luce Jr. wanted to do more. The seventh annual Bullitt County fundraising event again will include a car, truck and motorcycle show, a model car show, an arts and crafts show, silent auction and vendors on Saturday, June 12, at Hillview Community Center. As with the previous shows, proceeds will support cancer patients at the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center and cancer research at the University of Louisville.

    An additional car show competition will launch the series on Saturday, April 17, and monthly car cruises through October, all at Gethsemane Baptist Church, also will raise funds for the Brown Cancer Center. Full event details are below.

    “I have been wanting to do more for the cancer center, and this year we were given the opportunity to add the event in April,” said organizer Richard Luce Jr. “And people love to show off their cars, so we added day cruises through the summer. We want to keep up the momentum and continue to increase awareness of cancer prevention and treatment and to support the work being done at UofL.”

    Luce began the annual Cruzin’ for Cancer events after his father died from cancer in 2013.

    The April 17 show at Gethsemane Baptist Church will commemorate the church’s 75th anniversary. The show has a rain date of April 24.

    The June 12 highlight event will feature the car, truck, motorcycle, model and craft show, along with UofL cancer researcher Levi Beverly, Ph.D., who will discuss his work to beat cancer. The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) mobile mammography unit also will be on site and conduct mammograms from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    In May, July, August, September and October, day cruises will allow owners to display their vehicles and include 50/50 raffles and food trucks.

    Proceeds from all events will benefit cancer research at UofL, patient support at the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center at the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center and the Kentucky Cancer Program, which provides cancer education and prevention services. Admission to all events is free, but donations are appreciated.

    Register or support the events with sponsorships or donations at Luce may be reached via email at or by voice or text at 502-802-8308.


    Gethsemane Baptist Church 75th Anniversary Car Show

    Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, April 24)

    Gethsemane Baptist Church
    10400 Blue Lick Road

    Trophies, food truck, 50/50 raffle.

    Cruzin’ for Cancer

    Saturday, June 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Hillview Community Center
    298 Prairie Dr.

    Seventh annual car, truck, motorcycle and models show, plus crafts, vendors, silent auction, food truck and mammogram screening, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Insurance is accepted. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram at the show, call 502-852-6318.

    Day Cruzin’

    Gethsemane Baptist Church
    10400 Blue Lick Road

    Car exhibit, 50/50 raffles and food trucks.

    May 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    July 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Aug. 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    Betty Coffman
    Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing.