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Urbanna Baptist Day Care to participate in Trike-A-Thon

A St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event will gear up the week of April 27 at Urbanna Baptist Day Care Center. The event will help teach children riding-toy safety while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the premier center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.

The Middlesex County community can sponsor children in the Trike-A-Thon by pledging an amount-per-lap the kids ride, or a one-time donation.

“St. Jude is the leader in the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases such as leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease,” said Jane Folliard, coodinator of the event. “Through events like this Trike-A-Thon, Urbanna Baptist will be supporting the St. Jude mission of find cures and saving children across the country and around the world.”

A tradition for more than 25 years, Trike-A-Thon is a fun, week-long curriculum for daycare centers and pre-schools. Through programs like Trike-A-Thon, the idea of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas to raise funds for the hospital through community-based events is able to continue.

Trike-A-Thon participants will learn riding-toy safety lessons though a series of interactive stories from special characters, Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny. At the end of the Trike-A-Thon week, children will bring their trikes or riding-toys to school and practice the safety lessons they have learned. Throughout the week participants will get to listen to the Trike-A-Thon theme song, “Different Spokes for Different Folks,” written by children’s band Hot Peas ‘N Butter.

Call Folliard at 758-4783 for more information. 

posted 04.22.2009

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