Cleveland Clinic issued the following announcement on April 30.
In an effort to unite communities and families to raise money for pediatric cancer research, Cleveland Clinic has launched VeloSano Kids, a year-round community fundraising initiative. One hundred percent of dollars raised supports lifesaving pediatric cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
The official launch for VeloSano Kids kicked off April 16 with a student-organized fundraiser at St. Rita’s Catholic School in Solon that raised $13,000 over a two-week period.
“The energy and enthusiasm of the students and staff at St. Rita’s is an inspiring example of the impact kids can make when they come together to give back,” said Rabi Hanna, M.D., medical director of VeloSano Kids.
Trike & Bike rides are also being introduced as a unique way to fundraise for VeloSano Kids. Trike & Bike, presented by Cedar Point is a series of community-organized cycling events geared toward children 3 to 12 years old. As the presenting partner, Cedar Point will provide a complimentary ticket to each registered Junior Rider. Every dollar raised by Trike & Bike participants will benefit VeloSano Kids.
Initial “Trike & Bike” events include:
- Bay Village – May 19th
- Get Out Festival: 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140
- 11 am – 1 pm
- Akron/Canton – June 9th
- Lexus of Akron-Canton: 1000 Interstate Pkwy, Akron, OH 44312
- Time TBD
- Hudson – August 11th
- Hudson Park Estates Pool: 2600 Blue Heron Drive, Hudson, OH 44236
- Time TBD
Cleveland Indians pitcher, Corey Kluber, and his wife, Amanda, are graciously matching the first $20,000 in donations raised through Trike & Bike. Not only will this generous donation make an impact on lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it will serve as a great incentive for the Junior Riders. The Cleveland Indians are a founding partner of VeloSano.
For more information on Trike & Bike benefiting VeloSano Kids, visit giving.ccf.org/trikeandbike.
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