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Kids ride to help others

Valdosta - We've all heard of walk-a-thons and bike-a-thons....but this is Valdosta's first trike-a-thon.

One by one, these three, four, and five year olds are pedaling their way to a cure for sick children. "It's where the little kids go to the hospital where they can get better," said Kassidy Bunte.

Kids from Kiddie Corral Day Care have rolled out their tricycles to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. "I can help the sick children," said Bunte.

And while it is fun to get outdoors and ride their tricycles, this is also an educational lesson. They've been learning about bike safety. "We're teaching them how to be careful when they ride their bikes, they learned the four safety rules," said Virloy Lewin, Director.

They're also learning how lucky they are to have their health. "We taught them what goes on at St. Jude, what happens to some kids when they get sick, and St. Jude gives them medical help free of charge," said Lewin. "It's teaching the kids how to help others, and we never know, one of our kids may one day need to use St. Jude too."

So they'll keep on riding to help other children who aren't healthy enough to.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com

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