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Monday, May 09, 2011

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

23rd Annual Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon

Saturday May 7th, 2011 - Cohocton New York

On Saturday May 7th, 2011 the Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School campus in Cohocton came alive with people of all ages from all around the area to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee. There were 104 participants and their families, many volunteers and other people from the community that came to just witness and show their support. The event donations and pledges raised approximately $10,000.00 to support St. Jude.

The day was enjoyed by all as the participants either rode bikes or walked the 7/10 mile route around the school and sports complex area. Participants could do as many laps as they wanted, no requirement was needed and participants could spend the day or come for part of the day. Many of the children had little league and soft ball games but they still came either before or after their game.

It was a great family day! The weather held out with only a few rain drops and plenty of sunshine. Throughout the day the families were able to enjoy ice cream sundaes, a hotdog picnic lunch, face painting, friendship and FUN!.

The Community Quilt that was made by 24 women from the area was raffled off. The proceeds of $829 from the quilt will also go to St. Jude. The quilt was won by Sandy Riley. The Community Quilt was loved by everyone so the idea came to share the idea with more people by creating a book with the story of Cohocton. The story and illustrations were done by Kaye Wise and Margie Adams. Each picture represents different places, people and events from the Cohocton Community. The book shares a story that will be enjoyed by all ages. The pictures are all in black and white so they can be colored and come alive with your own artistic touch. Books were printed by Wayland- Cohocton School and are available for $1.00 in the Elementary & Business School Offices.

Why do people support St. Jude?

The donations collected will help fund the life-saving research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - the world’s premier pediatric research center. Every child saved at St. Jude means children saved around the world. Discoveries made at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world. . The support of caring people like you helps ensure that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. But the most important reason is, in the words of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas: "No child should die in the dawn of life."

Thank You

The dedication and support of the kids and the families in our area is wonderful. It is great to see that people care and want to help others.

Thank you for supporting our 23rd Annual Wheels For Life Event and making it another Great Year!


  • I wanted to let everyone no that I love the quilt. It is a neat community quilt and i will treasure it. I am happy that the bike-a-thon has raised so much money year after year for such a good cause. Keep up the good work. Sandy Riley

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:24 AM  

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