To raise awareness about cancer, the International Council of Corvette Clubs is hosting Road Rally for a Cure at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18 at Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 W. Broadway Street, in North Little Rock.

"The road rally is a fun way for convention attendees to get to know the host city. This year we wanted to rally around something beyond ourselves," said Billy Brooks in a release. Brooks serves as the convention coordinator and member of Capitol City Corvette Club, the local Little Rock chapter.

"Cancer affects so many families in our organization and continues to be one of the leading causes of death in our group," he added.

The road rally begins at 9 a.m. at the Wyndham Riverfront and ends at Dickey-Stephens Park at 10 a.m. Rosa Barker and Larry Clayton, both cancer survivors, will speak about cancer awareness and everyone will be wearing pink.

The road rally is part of the weeklong convention, which includes two car shows open to the public on Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Corvette fans can check out hundreds of cars for free at U.S. Bank, 1 Riverfront Place, and the Wyndham Riverfront.

"North Little Rock was chosen to host this year’s convention based on the Little Rock chapter’s bid," Brooks said. "The hospitality and warmness the council experienced in their site visit, along with the many attractions and excitement, caused them to not only choose North Little Rock but to spend an entire week here."