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HCC Child Care Center hosts St. Jude Trike-A-Thon


The Halifax Community College Child Care Center hosted a Trike-A-Thon event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Oct. 29. By participating in or attending the event, individuals helped raise funds for the world’s premier pediatric cancer research center. These funds will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event featured two- to four-year-olds peddling their trikes around a track. To date, the HCC Child Care Center has raised $5,861.11 for St. Jude.


Trike-A-Thon is a program that exposes children to proper trike and riding-toy safety habits. It educates parents about the importance of riding-toy safety and raises funds to fight childhood cancer. At the HCC event, sponsors either gave a monetary amount per lap or pledged a flat donation for the children to participate.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.  Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world.  The hospital is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as Trike-A-Thon. For more information, visit www.stjude.org.


HCC’s Child Care Center is a five-star facility that is open on weekdays. It is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children, ages 2-5. The center provides a variety of hands-on experiences through creative art, science discoveries, motor development, sensory activities, dramatic play and language activities. The center’s staff serves as positive role models and provides care that is supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each child’s needs.


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Children from the HCC Child Care Center participated in a recent Trike-a-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pictured is Kadence Fraser.