UAPB Child Development Center Participates in Trike-A-Thon

Debbie Archer | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

IMG0651PINE BLUFF, Ark – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Child Development Center sponsored a Trike-A-Thon recently to help raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Forty-two children, ages 2 to 5, participated in the Trike-A-Thon. Nearly $125 was collected for St. Jude, Dr. Marilyn Bailey-Jefferson, UAPB Child Development Center director, said.

“The Trike-A-Thon is an opportunity for the students in our program to practice tricycle safety and to connect with the greater community through being involved in caring for others,” Dr. Bailey-Jefferson, said.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

UAPB’s Trike-A-Thon proceeds go to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

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