"St. Jude is the leader on the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases such as leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease," Price said. "Through events like Trike-A-Thon, Bastrop supports the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children across the country and around the world."
Price said these fighting these diseases doesn't come cheap though.
"The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.5 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions," Price stated in a press release she sent out earlier this month. "St. Jude depends on community-based fundraising programs like Trike-A-Thon to continue the hospital's groundbreaking research and lifesaving care."
The Bastrop community can sponsor children in the Trike-A-Thon by pledging a donation in one or more of their names. MCIO Head Start has had two children to benefit from St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Donations can be in the form of checks made payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
For more information, call Rosalind Price at 239.3803 or 372.7679.