Welcome to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run!

SAVE THE DATE - 17th Annual Run July 19, 2014!

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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.

9000+ individuals have participated in the past sixteen 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 $200,000 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.

The 2013 Annual Run was held on July 20 and was a great success:

You can view and purchase pictures of the 2013 Kids and Cancer Benefit Run here.

Please join us on our next run – July 19th, 2014. We hope to see you there!


Harley-Davidson of Jamestown employee raises $1,535 for Kids & Cancer.
See the story in the Post-Journal

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 120 N. Union St., 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.


PRESS RELEASE April 10, 2013
"HARLEY OF HOPE" UNVEILED AT HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF JAMESTOWN TO BENEFIT LOCAL CANCER PATIENTS
The "Harley of Hope", a custom painted 2013 Harley-Davidson® Dyna® Switchback™ was unveiled on Saturday, April 6th at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown. The "Harley of Hope" will be raffled off to one lucky winner following the 16th annual Kids and Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run out of Bradford, PA.
A large crowd gathered to witness the unveiling. Several children and families who have received assistance from Kids and Cancer did the official unveiling honors, including: Jayce Balestrieri, an 8-year-old who is in remission from leukemia; Angela and Sarah Potter, sisters who have both been diagnosed with different forms of cancer; and Stan and Sarah Gleason, whose 1-year-old son, Evan, was born with a digestive disorder.
Chris Maida of CMDesignz is responsible for the custom paint job, which had been kept under wraps until the unveiling. Even Kids and Cancer Benefit Run committee members were kept in the dark until noon on Saturday. This is the eighth year the benefit run has offered a custom painted bike.
The custom Switchback™, came from Harley-Davidson of Jamestown. Tickets are available at the dealership’s Parts & Accessories Counter or through a Chautauqua-Kinzua H.O.G. member for $20 or 6 for $100. The drawing will take place following the 16th annual Kids and Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The runner up will receive two tickets to the Zippo® 200 at Watkins Glen and $250 cash. The second runner up will receive a $250 Harley-Davidson of Jamestown gift card. For more information visit: www.kidsandcancerbenefitrun.com.
Since the inaugural Kids and Cancer Run in 1998, the committee has been able to donate over $200,000 to individuals, medical facilities, cancer related organizations, and various service clubs that benefit children and their families by selling tickets for the “Harley of Hope” raffle. Each year, ticket buyers have a chance to win a current model year Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The C-K H.O.G. Chapter was able to sell 200 tickets during the 2012 riding season, raising $3,000 for the benefit. The chapter has pledged to donate the money it receives back from ticket sales to individuals in need within our own community. That sum from the 2012 ticket sales amounted to $1,000!
The 2013 Harley-Davidson® Dyna® Switchback™ FLD model with detachable saddlebags and windshield is perfect for both cruising and touring. It’s like having two bikes in one. It sports a contemporary look deeply rooted in classic Harley-Davidson® style of the '60s. A powerful Twin Cam 103 Engine, with smooth shifting six-speed Cruise Drive transmission. Its light-weight chassis and cast aluminum wheels give the Switchback™ FLD model an easy-handling feel. Its two-into-one exhaust recalls classic Harley-Davidson® street rod styling, as do its cigar-tube rear shock absorbers, chrome headlight nacelle, fork-covers and mini ape hanger handlebars. The Dyna® Switchback™ FLD model combines touring comfort and cruising performance in a light-weight, easy-handling powerhouse. It’s a modern version of vintage H-D® style. For a bike that has all it all with no compromises, learn more about the Harley® Switchback™ model’s convertible features and heritage styling.

Pictured: Kids and Cancer Recipients with the “Harley of Hope” - Harley-Davidson® 2013 Dyna® Switchback™ with custom paint job by Chris Maida of CM Designz, North Java, NY. Left to right are sisters Angela and Sarah Potter, Stan and Sarah Gleason (Sarah holding Evan, recipient) and big sister Maddy, and Jayce Balestrieri.


Kids & Cancer made a donation to the American Cancer Society towards the “Operation Precious Cargo” fund drive. The monies went towards the purchase of a new transport vehicle for patients requiring transportation to/from hospitals and clinics for their cancer treatments. Dorie Meabon, a Kids & Cancer Committee member, was the Volunteer Leadership Council coordinator for the “Road to Recovery” project.


  Zippo Lighter

Past Year Zippo Lighters, T-Shirts and Pins Still Available!

Call (814) 368-6070 for availability.