Release, Goose Creek Police:
Goose Creek Bike-A-Thon coordinator, Chief Harvey Becker of the Goose Creek Police Department, has announced that the Goose Creek Police Cadets, Explorer Post 400, will participate in the April 14, "Making a Difference for St. Jude Bike-A-Thon. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the clubhouse parking lot of the Crowfield Golf and Country Club, 300 Hamlet Circle.
The coordinator of the police cadets, Lieutenant Shelly Ollic, advised Becker that the cadets will support this cause by riding, as well as sponsoring riders in the Bike-A-Thon.
Police cadets, excited about the Bike-A-Thon that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, are determined to make this ride a community party. "The general plan is to have a good time while helping a wonderful group of children and families counting on our support," Becker said. "Our police cadets share the dream of the hospital's founder, the late Danny Thomas, that 'no child should have to die of cancer or other catastrophic diseases,'" he said.
Since the hospital opened in 1962, 147 children and families from South Carolina have received treatment from St. Jude. Currently, 40 children from South Carolina are receiving treatment from St. Jude.
Sponsor forms are available at the Goose Creek Police Department. Riders returning $35 or more will receive a St. Jude T-shirt. Participants who raise $75 or more will receive a St. Jude bag. Riders raising $150 or more will receive a St. Jude blanket. Prizes are cumulative. For more information on riding or sponsoring a rider, call the Goose Creek Police Department at 863-5200, ext. 309.
Visit stjude.org for more information about the hospital.