Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Hothpital Jood" - Ellie's New Endeavor

Trike-A-Thon is a fun, week-long curriculum and fundraising program for daycare centers or pre-schools that teaches children riding-toy safety lessons through a series of interactive stories. Children receive these lessons from special St. Jude friends, Bikewell Bear® and Pedals the Bunny®, while raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. At the end of the Trike-A-Thon week, students bring their trikes or riding-toys to school and practice the safety lessons they have learned.

I'm sure Ellie isn't aware, but I've read that Nick Jr's. Dora the Explorer is the new spokesperson for Trike-A-Thon.

Ellie's preschool is doing a Trike-athon fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Now, Ellie's not too hot on a tricycle yet, but we have really been practicing hard.

Yesterday, she brought home the fundraising paperwork for the event and we have set up an online place for more information and a place if anyone wants to donate. Let me point out -- this is NOT for Ellie or ABOUT Ellie; this is for children and families who go to St. Jude for life threatening illnesses, for treatment of cancers, AIDS, sickle cell and other catastrophic illnesses.

At St. Jude, no patient is ever denied for their inability to pay and are not held responsible for anything the insurance companies do not pay.

Tonight we made her a little change jar and she's SO PROUD of it. She tells people she is collecting money for the "kids at Hothpital Jood". Very sweet. I know she doesn't understand, but I want her to always have a heart for helping others and for giving to others.

I'll get a picture of her and her little collection jar (she carries it everywhere!!) soon and post it. There's a link to more information about St. Jude/the Trike-athon, etc. Click the link below.

But, more than anything, tonight or tomorrow or the next day -- whenever you think about it -- pray for those families and children who are at St. Jude (Hothpital Jood) right now. Pray for healing, peace, rest. I know they will appreciate it.

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