Welcome to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run!
SAVE THE DATE - 18th Annual Run JULY 25, 2015!
This is one week later than normal; however, due to several other major motorcycle events in the immediate area, we felt it was best to host our event one week later. As usual, we are looking forward to seeing you there!
Check the Event page for the pre-registration form and the poster for the 2015 event!
Kids & Cancer Post Office Box
Due to a clerical error at the Bradford (PA) Post Office, the Kids & Cancer P.O. Box 1299 was mistakenly marked at their office as "closed". Therefore mail would be returned to sender marked as "closed/no forwarding". Please know we DO still receive our mail to this P.O. Box and we ARE still a strong and viable operating non-profit organization here to help families. If you, or anyone you know, sent any grant requests to this address and had it returned, please resubmit. We are extremely sorry for this inconvenience. Sincerely, the Kids & Cancer Committee.
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:
- 250 bikes participated
- Nearly $60,000 raised
- Grand Prize ~ 2014 HD custom painted Switchback ~ Bridget Pascarella, Bradford, PA
- 2nd prize ~ 2 tickets to Watkins Glen August Race weekend, plus $250 cash ~ Ken Groce, Shippenville, PA
- 3rd prize ~ $250 gift card to Harley-Davidson of Jamestown (NY) ~ William Grecyn, Tully, NY
- 4th prize ~ 2 tickets to Watkins Glen August Race weekend ~ Jim Roggenbaum, Bradford, PA
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.
|KIDS & CANCER 2015 "HARLEY OF HOPE" UNVEILED|
|Here it is! The 2015 "Harley of Hope" raffle bike ~ 2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe in White Hot Pearl/Blue Hot Pearl. Twin Cam 103B motor, 6 speed, smooth profile laced wheels and ABS brakes. Other features include low seat, chrome luggage rack, easy reach pull-back handlebar risers. Currently on display at H-D of Jamestown, Falconer, NY. Tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100. GREAT STOCKER STUFFERS, while supporting a great cause.|
Past Year Zippo Lighters, T-Shirts and Pins Still Available!
Call (814) 368-6070 for availability.