Welcome to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run!
20th Anniversary Run!
Saturday, JULY 22nd, 2017
Registration 9am to 11:45am at Zippo-Case South Parking Lot, Congress St., Bradford, PA
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2017 Harley of Hope Harley-Davidson Dyna Lowrider
For information on the 2017 “Harley of Hope” and to purchase tickets go to the EVENT INFO page or click here.
Live Auction Items for 20th Anniversary Run!
The one-of-a-kind Bowie (Bowie SS) features a Smooth Black & Red G-10 handle with Mosaic rivets complete with a worked brass guard. The mirror polished Tru-Sharp surgical steel Taper Ground worked blade is embellished with “Kids & Cancer 20th Anniversary Kids & Cancer Run, July 22, 2017” Case Artisans still build each and every knife with the same pride and craftsmanship that collectors have admired for over 125 years. The 2017 Kids & Cancer Run knife, handcrafted by Case Artisan and Case Ambassador Mike DuBois, is no exception.
The collectible knife is displayed on a cherry wood base covered with Plexiglass, and includes a special edition 20th Anniversary Kids & Cancer Zippo lighter engraved with the Roman Numeral XX, as well as a Kids & Cancer 20th Anniversary Run pin.
This highly prized collection set will go home to the highest bidder at a live auction to be held at the conclusion of the 2017 annual benefit run being held on July 22nd.
Check out the local story about 8 year old Adilynn Brown’s fundraising efforts for Kids and Cancer! Click here for the story.
Results from the 19th Annual Run!
The Kids and Cancer Benefit Run held on July 23, 2016 was a resounding success! The weather was perfect and the turnout was tremendous! A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who participated in making this year’s run a success.
Here are the Raffle Winners from this year:
- “Harley of Hope” motorcycle — Alison Connolly of Springville, NY
- 2 Glen tickets/$250 cash – Joe Tomaszewski, Gowanda, NY
- $250 Gift Card to Harley-Davidson of Jamestown –Jim Bartlett, Gowanda, NY
Congrats everyone! THANK YOU one and all for your overwhelming support this past year…..see you in July 2017 for our 20th anniversary run!
Some Stats To Be Proud Of
- With 19 Runs under our chaps, Kids & Cancer has granted financial assistance to families and medical facilities ~ $400,000
- In 2016 alone, Kids & Cancer has granted monies to families and medical facilities ~ $43,998.73
- Total Run Participants ~ 10,000
- At an average of 120 miles per run, with 10,000 participants ~ 1.2 MILLION MILES RIDDEN FOR KIDS
THANK YOU for helping us to help them! We could not do this without YOU!!
The Kids and Cancer Run initially started in 1998 as a way to share, with other motorcyclists, the physical beauty of our area and the freedom of “cruising” the roads in and around the Allegheny National Forest and the Kinzua Dam area in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southwestern New York. One of the goals, of course, was to generate funds for charitable causes but also to promote the tourist attractions of the area from the biker’s eye.
10,000+ individuals have participated in the past nineteen Benefit Runs. They have come from Germany, Canada, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Nebraska, North and South Carolina, Ohio, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. In 2006, the Kids and Cancer Benefit committee decided to add another aspect to the activities and has sponsored a motorcycle raffle each year since then. These raffles have not only generated additional charitable contributions, but have enabled those who do not ride to become involved.
Through the generosity of Run participants and raffle tickets purchasers, Kids & Cancer Committee has been able to donate over $400,000 since 1998 to individuals, medical facilities, cancer related organizations, and various service clubs that benefit kids and their families. A grateful thank you is extended to all those who have supported or participated in our activities because it is your dollars that have helped so many.
You can view and purchase pictures of the 2015 Kids and Cancer Benefit Run here.
Donate to Kids and Cancer Benefit Run
You can make a donation to Kids and Cancer Benefit Run in two ways. You can use the link below to make an online donation to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, or you can mail your donation check (payable to CRCF with Kids and Cancer in the memo line) to 301 N. Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760. You may also use the “Make a Memorial” button on our home page.
For your protection, all online transactions are completed through PayPal, a secure payment service. Once you have submitted your credit card information, you can indicate that your donation is for the Kids and Cancer Benefit Fund and specify whether you’re giving in honor or memory of someone and if you’d like an acknowledgement sent. You do not have to join PayPal to make a donation this way. If you experience any problems making your gift online, contact PayPal at 888-221-1161.