The Mammoth Spring "Wheels For Life" Bike-A-Thon will be held April 8, announced St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Coordinator for this year's event is Mary McNeese, VFW Auxiliary sponsor, who encourages all residents and businesses to support this community effort.
It is slated to be at the Mammoth Spring Elementary School parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Food and drinks will be available and prizes will be awarded.
"The increase in the overall survival rate of children with cancer from 30 percent to 70 percent has been made possible through research. The funds from events like the Mammoth Spring Bike-A-Thon make that research possible. The citizens of Mammoth Spring work hand in hand with the researchers, technicians and doctors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to provided treatments and cures for children of catastrophic diseases," McNeese said.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer, Danny Thomas, and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information visit www.stjude.org.
To participate in the event or for more information call McNeese at 870-625-3417 or Teesa Huckabee at 870-625-7667. "Let's make this a real good one," said McNeese.