Lexington Trike-a-Thon Raises Money For St. Jude


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, recently announced that the Early Learning Academy in Lexington will join hands with the hospital to conduct a "trike-a-thon."

This unique event promotes bicycle and tricycle safety and raises money for childhood cancer research.

Lack of training is the most frequent contributing cause of bicycle and tricycle accidents. The "trike-a-thon" teaches riding safety tips using coloring sheets, stories and riding activities. Parents support the program by collecting tax-deductible donations to sponsor their child.

The "trike-a-thon" event for children to demonstrate their riding skills will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Dawson County Fairgrounds commercial building.

A meal of hamburger, chips, drink and dessert treat will be available for $3.00 and there will also be tamales to purchase to take home or eat at the event. There will be a drawing for a variety of prizes. Entry tickets for prize drawings are 50-cents.

Bring your whole family for some fun and to support the children of the Lexington Early Learning Academy in helping St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

No family ever pays for treatment not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay at St. Jude. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. For more information, please visit

If you are interested in receiving more information about the "trike-a-thon," please contact Bob Ripp of Lexington Public Schools at (308) 324-1841.