Trike-a-Thon raises $2,346 for St. Jude

Blessed Sacrament kindergarten students line up at the start of their Trike-a-Thon event.

Blessed Sacrament’s kindergarten classes raised $2,346 for cancer research in St. Jude’s Trike-a-Thon program.

The event raises funds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Blessed Sacrament has participated for five years.

The children learned lessons about bike riding safety in the week leading up to the event. They also learned about St. Jude’s hospital and the needs of the children being treated there.

At the end of the week, students brought their tricycles, bikes and scooters to school and practiced the rules they learned.

Parents, family and friends from the community pledged an amount for each lap the children rode or made a one-time donation.