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Trike-a-Thon raises $2K for St. Jude
Trike-a-Thon raises $2K for St. Jude

ROME, Ga. -- More than 60 of Berry College's youngest students burned some serious rubber in the Child Development Center (CDC) Trike-a-Thon this year.

The kids, all between the ages of three and five, brought out their trikes and bikes to ride and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The event raised $2,000, far exceeding CDC director Ann Tankersley's prediction of between $500 and $700.

"St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital is a worthwhile organization, and we felt it especially appropriate that they serve the needs of children," Tankersley said.

The money raised will go to a day's worth of chemotherapy, oxygen and medications for one child, according to St. Jude officials.

The Berry College CDC is a laboratory preschool and child care center serving kids in PreK3 and PreK4 classes.

For more information about how to help St. Jude, visit www.stjude.org.