More than 40 children participated in this fun, weeklong program while learning riding-toy safety lessons and raising money for St. Jude. The week ended with the participants bringing their trikes and riding-toys to school and practicing the rules they learned.
“It’s fun to see the children get excited about learning,” said Autumn Turner, coordinator of the event. “They love the interactive lessons that feature characters, Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny. The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon also gives me and all the staff the opportunity to teach the children valuable safety lessons while also helping children who are battling cancer.”
Upon completion of the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon the children won prizes ranging from Trike-A-Thon T-shirts to Bikewell Bear or Pedals the Bunny plush toys.
David Day Care would also like to give a special thanks to several of our friends and local businesses who took part by making donations to St. Jude through our centers fundraiser: Grant Walraven, Jerry Hicks, Jim Prater, Johnny Hammonds, Tim Allen, Chuck Hughes, Regina Cochran, William Thompson Jr., Ashton Home Furniture, Calhoun Tool Rental, Calhoun Auto Parts Inc., Electric Rayz, Iwispr, Mulkey’s Menswear & Tuxedo, Prater Ford Inc., Sew Sue Fabric Studio, The Party Store, True Hardwoods, and Timber Buyers Georgia LLC.
St. Jude has treated 924 children in Georgia and is presently treating 3 patients from Gordon County. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as Trike-A-Thon.
For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.