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Motorcycle ride to benefit officer battling cancer

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Gallatin police Officer Kevin Thomas was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in May. Gallatin police Officer Kevin Thomas was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in May.
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

A motorcycle ride will be held on Saturday morning in Gallatin in honor of police officer Kevin Thomas.

Thomas was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma brain cancer, commonly referred to as GBM, earlier this year.

"To hear that, [it's] malignant brain cancer Stage IV, and it's the fastest growing kind, it's pretty scary," Thomas previously told Nashville's News 2.

Thomas is on leave while undergoing treatment.

Michelle McFarland, owner of Half Time Sports Bar and Grill heard about Thomas' situation from her customers.

She doesn't know Thomas personally, but told News 2 she wanted to help the officer and his family because of her own experiences dealing with a family member's cancer battle.

Her mother, Amy McKinney was diagnosed with lung cancer just 2 weeks before opening her business.

McKinney passed away just 8 months later.

"It was the people that came on the whole 8 months my mom was living and just said I want to pray for her and I want to help her out," said McFarland.

McFarland told News 2 she wanted to give the Thomas family the same support her family received from strangers during that difficult time.

The motorcycle ride is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Half Time Sports Bar and Grill located at 209 West Eastland Street.

All of the proceeds raised at Saturday's event will benefit the family.

Thomas has been a law enforcement officer for more than a decade and has worked with the Gallatin Police Department for the last two years.

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