Trike-A-Thon participants at CCTI Daycare in Jim Thorpe learned safety lessons and gave hope to kids battling cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

CCTI Daycare in Jim Thorpe participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program and raised $760 to benefit St. Jude, the premier center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

More than 20 children participated in this fun, week-long program while learning riding-toy safety lessons and raising money for St. Jude.

The week ended with the participants bringing their trikes and riding-toys to school and practicing the rules they learned.

The children's parents families and friends sponsored participants by pledging an amount-per-lap the children rode or a one-time donation.

"It's fun to see the children get excited about learning" said Kathleen Kuozo, coordinator of the event.

"They love the interactive lessons that feature characters, Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny."

"The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon also gives our daycare staff the opportunity to teach the children valuable safety lessons while also helping children who are battling cancer," she said.

Upon completion of the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon the children won prizes ranging from Trike-A-Thon T-shirts to Bikewell Bear or Pedals the Bunny plush toys.

For more information about Trike-A-Thon, call 1-800-626-BIKE (2453) or visit www.stjude.org/trike.

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 late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with the 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, through events such as Trike-A-Thon.

For more information please visit www.stjude.org.