St. Paul’s Child Care Center in Rye Brook is set to join thousands of pre-schools, daycare centers and other groups across the country in sponsoring a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event on March 28 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s leading pediatric cancer research centers.
The week-long event teaches bike and riding-toy safety lessons using interactive stories featuring characters, Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny. At the end of St. Jude Trike-A-Thon week, students bring their tricycles to school to practice their newly learned safety lessons.
In addition to safety lessons, kids learn about helping others including the patients of St. Jude. Families, friends and the community team up to support the hospital by pledging a donation for St. Jude Trike-A-Thon Week. Because no patient is ever denied treatment from St. Jude because of an inability to pay, funds from public fundraisers such as the St. Paul’s Child Care Center St. Jude Trike-A-Thon help the hospital’s mission of finding cures and saving children.
This is the seventh year that St. Paul’s Child Care Center has held the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program. St. Paul’s Child Care Center has raised more than $6,860 since it began in 2006.
“We challenge family and supporters of St. Paul’s Child Care Center to join us in helping to teach our kids about riding safety while raising funds for St. Jude,” said Donna Scullion, event coordinator. “I’m proud our kids are able to help give hope to thousands of children battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude.”
Joining young children across the United States in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program is cable network Nick Jr. and character favorite, Dora the Explorer. A supporter of St. Jude since 2007, Nick Jr. airs PSAs featuring Dora inviting children to participate in the program. The Dora PSAs can also be viewed by visiting www.stjude.nickjr.com
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Since its inception in 1983, the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program has raised more than $87 million. For more information, visit www.stjude.org/trike or call 1-800-626-BIKE (2453).