The annual St. Jude Car Cruisin’ and Motorcycle Ride will be held this Saturday, Nov. 5, at Three Star Mall.
“Donation is $10 per bike or car,” said Carl Bouldin, one of the event organizers. “St. Jude Hospital will received 100 percent of the donations. This is for the children they help.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962 by Danny Thomas, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
All medically eligible patients who are accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay. St. Jude is one of a few pediatric research organizations in the United States where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. In addition to providing medical services to eligible patients, St. Jude also assists families with transportation, lodging, and meals.
Since St. Jude was established, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, has increased from 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today. During this time, the overall survival rate for childhood cancers has risen from 20 percent to 80 percent.
St. Jude had treated children from across the United States and from more than 70 countries. Doctors across the world consult with St. Jude on their toughest cases.
Sign in for the St. Jude Car Cruisin’ and Motorcycle Ride beginning at 9 a.m. First bike leaves at 10 a.m. Motorcycles and antique cars are welcome.
For more information contact Todd Robison at 808-3504 or Bouldin at 808-9339.