Welcome to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run!
Attention to our loyal supporters and followers!!
The wife of one our very own Committee member’s received a call on 9/13/17 and a very friendly woman said she was with “Kids & Cancer” and “if they sent in a $25 donation, they would receive a packet of information on their organization.” PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO NOT EVER SOLICIT VIA PHONE! We are a local charitable non-profit organization and have an established fund with the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation . Thankfully this call was received by someone who knows we do not operate like this. We are posting this information so that no one gets scammed using our name. We do not want anyone to fall for this scheme under the name of Kids & Cancer, Bradford, Pennsylvania, the name we have upheld to the highest standards. If you or anyone you know receives a call, such as this, please reach out to one of our Officers or a Committee Member. THANK YOU.
Dave Geitner, President
Bill Black, Vice President
Dorie Jones Meabon, Vice President
Beverly Sherman, Secretary and Treasurer
Committee members: T.Avey, Bob Black, Jennifer Abbott, Jim Copeland, Lori Freer, Laurie Ludwig, Sean Maples, Jon Meabon, Dave Monroe, Sally Potkovick, Kelly Strotman, Dianne Thompson, Larry Visbisky, Sr.
Save the Date!
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Registration 9am to 11:45am at Zippo-Case South Parking Lot, Congress St., Bradford, PA
For more information go to “Event Information” page
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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 20th Anniversary Run!
Here are the Raffle Winners from this year:
- “Harley of Hope” 2017 HD Dyna Low Rider plus $1,000 Parts & Accessories – Barb Wilkins, Gowanda, NY
- 2 Glen tickets/$250 cash – Sonia Havers, Allegany, NY
- $250 Gift Card to Harley-Davidson of Jamestown –Debbie Place, Bradford, PA
- 2 Watkins Glen Tickets — Chris Overturf
Congrats everyone! THANK YOU one and all for an enormously successful 20th Anniversary Benefit Run.
Some Stats To Be Proud Of
With 20 years under our chaps, Kids & Cancer has granted financial assistance to families and medical facilities in the amount of $450,000+
In 2016, Kids & Cancer granted monies to families and medical facilities in the amount of $51,422.
Over 10,000 run participants and over 1.2 MILLION miles ridden in 20 years!
THANK YOU for helping us to help them! We could not do this without YOU!!
Thanks to the overwhelming support from the Kids & Cancer 20th Anniversary Motorcycle Benefit Run we are able to make our annual grants to organizations that strive to assist families during their times of need, organizations who research for a cure of childhood cancer, and other charitable organizations whose mission is to KICK CANCER’S BUTT. Here is a list of the initial grants being made:
Bradford Regional Medical Center Oncology Department
Olean General Hospital, Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY
Roswell Park Cancer Alliance Foundation – pediatric services
Roswell Park Cancer Alliance Foundation – Carly’s Club
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Ronald McDonald House of WNY, Buffalo, NY
Kevin Guest House, Buffalo, NY
St. Jude Research Hospital, Nashville, TN
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – Pennies From Heaven Fund, Pittsburgh, PA
Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Erie, PA
Wings Flights of Hope, Orchard Park, NY
Our main mission is to serve individual families during their time of need getting their child back to wellness. Please visit the “Request Aid” tab to download the form.
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.