Welcome to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run!

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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.

10,000+ individuals have participated in the past seventeen 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 $250,000 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 17th Annual Run held on July 19 was a great success:

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

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 8, 2014
The “Harley of Hope,” a custom painted 2014 Harley-Davidson® Dyna® Switchback™ was unveiled on Saturday, April 5th at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown. The “Harley of Hope” will be raffled off to one lucky winner following the 17th 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 included:
  • Stan and Sarah Gleason (Bradford, PA), whose 2-year old son, Evan, was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease. www.umdf.org
  • 17 year old Derek Marsh (Randolph, NY) was diagnosed in 2011 with leukemia ~ Derek also unveiled the 2011 “Harley of Hope” and is now cancer free.
  • Tatymn and Bubba Lindell, (Great Valley, NY) whose father, August Lindell, was tragically killed in a farm accident in 2013.
  • Shane Swan, (Jamestown, NY) whose 2 year old daughter, Kallie, was diagnosed in 2013 with leukemia.
The custom paint job, created by Chris Maida of CMDesignz, North Java, NY 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 ninth year the benefit run has offered a custom painted bike.
The Switchback™ came from Harley-Davidson of Jamestown. Tickets are available at the dealership’s Parts & Accessories Counter, through Chautauqua-Kinzua H.O.G. members, or any Kids & Cancer Committee member for $20 or 6 for $100. The drawing will take place following the 17th annual Kids and Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. The runner up will receive two tickets to the August 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.
2014 Bike and Run Sponsors – Zippo Mfg. Co., Case Cutlery, Kessel Construction, Inc., and GE/Dresser, Pipeline Solutions, (Bradford, PA), Harley-Davidson of Jamestown, (Falconer, NY), and Seneca Gaming (Allegany, NY)

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.