Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Adams 14 welcomes community support in raising funds to fight childhood disease

(COMMERCE CITY – May 4, 2010): Members of the Commerce City community can help save lives by supporting a Trike-A-Thon event that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 112 students, 14 teachers and 2 administrators from Adams 14’s STARS Early Learning Center will participate on Thursday, May 6, and community support is welcome to raise funds for St. Jude, a Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures for childhood disease. The Trike-A-Thon will be held in the parking lot of the STARS Early Learning Center at 5650 Bowen Court in Commerce City from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Trike-A-Thon is designed to expose children to the safe use of riding through a week of fun activities and provide an awareness program that helps parents teach safe behavioral practices to their children.
“Our goal is to help children around the world stricken with cancer, AIDS, sickle cell disease and other catastrophic illnesses,” says Kristen Morel, event coordinator and director of the STARS Early Learning Center. “This is our third year of participating in Trike-A-Thon. We’ve had amazing turnout in the past that made our children and their families excited about the bike safety program and the chance to help others who need their support.”

Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities globally. No family pays for treatment 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.

To participate or to make a donation, please call Kristen Morel at 303.853.5000. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org/trike.

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