The Oakridge School Early Childhood Center will join thousands of pre-schools, daycares, and other groups across the country in sponsoring a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event 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 like Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny. At the end of St. Jude Trike-A-Thon week, students will bring their tricycles to school to practice their newly learned safety lessons on April 29 from 8:30 - 11:00 am. 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. This is the 24th year that The Oakridge School has supported the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon and Math-A-Thon program. The school has raised approximately $68,000 since it began in 1990. Last year the Trike-A-Thon raised $4,468. For more information on how to make a donation, contact Betty Garton at (817) 451-4994 x2716.
“We challenge families and supporters of The Early Childhood Center to join us in helping to teach our children about riding safety while raising funds for St. Jude,” said Betty Garton, Early Childhood Director and event coordinator. “I’m proud our students are able to help give hope to thousands of children battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude.”