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
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
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.
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.