Bike-a-thon set for April 12 in Goose Creek

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

A bike-a-thon event benefiting St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital will be held in Goose Creek on April 12.

This year marks the eventís 29th anniversary. The volunteer coordinator for this event is Chief Harvey Becker, who encourages everyone to participate.

By participating, you will help raise funds for children of the world who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS, and Sickle Cell Anemia. These funds will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Since the hospital opened in 1962 close to 150 children and families from South Carolina have received treatment from St. Jude.

Currently, more than forty children from South Carolina are receiving treatment from St. Jude.

St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude was recently named the top childrenís cancer hospital in the nation by U.S News and World Report.

Founded by the late entertainer, Danny Thomas, and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. Treatments not covered by insurance are never billed to the family, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization, through events such as the bike-a-thon.

Sponsor forms are available in the Goose Creek Police Department lobby. If you would like to make a donation, please call Chief Harvey Becker at (843) 863-5200 ext. 309.

For more information on St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, please visit www.stjude.org.

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