HFCC Trike-A-Thon runs through April 22

DEARBORN – The Henry Ford Community College Child Development
Center will join thousands of pre-schools, daycares and other groups across the country in sponsoring a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event through April 22 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier 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 the week, students will take their tricycles to school to practice their newly-learned safety lessons.

In addition to safety lessons, children 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. Since no patient is ever denied treatment from St. Jude because of an inability to pay, funds from public fundraisers such as the HFCC Child Development Center/St. Jude Trike-A-Thon help the hospital’s mission of finding cures and saving children.

This is the ninth year that the Child Development Center has held the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program. The center has raised more than $7,000 since it began in 2004.

“We challenge family and supporters of HFCC to join us in helping to teach our kids about riding safety while raising funds for St. Jude,” said Cristina Greco, HFCC’s coordinator for the event. “I’m proud our kids are able to help give hope to thousands of children battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude.”

Since its inception in 1983, the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program has raised more than $87 million. For more information, go to www.stjude.org/trike or call 1.800.626.BIKE.

For more information on how to make a donation to the Trike-A-Thon,