The St. Jude Trike-A- Thon is a 30 year-old St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital tradition. It is a free educational program that promotes riding-toy safety and the importance of help- ing others by raising funds for one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other cata- strophic childhood diseases.
A PLACE OF HOPE
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a place of HOPE for children around the world (including the Bahamas) suffering from cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. Since it's opening in 1962, the hospital has increased the survival rate of the most common form of childhood cancer-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from 4% to an overwhelming 94%!
For every child treated at the hospital, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital openly shares all its' findings and treatment protocols with hospitals and healthcare institutions around the world. At St. Jude, no child from anywhere in the world is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
No Family Ever Pays
No family ever pays for the care their child receives (includes travel, room & board for family members). Imagine what this means to a family whose child has just been diagnosed with a life threatening disease! Trike-A-Thons held around the world contribute significantly to the whopping US$1.8 million in daily operating fees that it takes to care and find cures for the sickest children in the world.
In 2010, at the insistence of a determined 4 year old girl-Madison Seivright who was motivated to help the children of St. Jude after seeing a commercial, the first ever Trike-a-Thon Bahamas was held in Nassau. Students from Tambearly School, The Meridian School and Lyford Cay International School showed their support and raised over US$13,000 for the event’s inaugural year. Every year since then, thanks to the ongoing participation of Tambearly School, Trike-A-Thon Bahamas has maintained a steady annual contribution of US$10K to the hospital and its life saving mission.'
How it Works
The children are sent home with participating materials including donor sheets and envelops. Then they get to work on family and friends for donations in the form of cash or cheques. During the week leading up to Trike Day, they are reminded about riding –toy safety and the importance of community service. Then it’s time for Trike Day when the children get to bring their riding- toy to the secure off-campus location and ride for the children of St. Jude and celebrate that for which they have raised funds -life!
Over the past seven years, Trike-A-Thon Bahamas raised has more than US$80,000 in the fight against childhood cancer. Funds raised go towards ongoing research and development of the cures, treatment and patient care that continues to keep children alive. St. Jude heavily relies on funding from individuals, so this means the children are making a real difference in the lives of kids just like them.
Giving Back to CHILDREN OF THE Bahamas & The World
In addition to raising funds for the hospital, every year the $10 event registration fee is awarded to a local charity or individual in need.
The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon Bahamas is a way for our children and community to help the doctors and scientists at St. Jude continue to do their life saving work that benefits the children of The Bahamas and the rest of the world.
Join the mission!
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon Bahamas Volunteer Coordinator
242 357-7381, firstname.lastname@example.org