Sunday, January 24, 2010
Join Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer in a Trike-A-Thon to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Dora the Explorer is currently inviting children and their parents to participate in a Trike-A-Thon at their local daycare center or pre-school! This fun, week-long curriculum and fundraising program teaches kids about trike safety and raises money to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
The program teaches children riding safety lessons through a series of interactive stories. The week ends with kids bringing their trikes and riding toys to school and practicing the rules they learned. Volunteer coordinators (typically pre-school teachers or daycare operators) receive a Trike-A-Thon kit to help organize and plan the event. The kit includes a storybook, coloring sheets, posters, a Trike-A-Thon DVD and other materials needed to carry out a successful event. All of these materials are free. There is no cost to pre-schools or daycare centers to coordinate an event. Parents help their children gain sponsorship from friends, family and co-workers to participate in the Trike-A-Thon.
More than 8,600 pre-schools and daycare centers across the country participate in the Trike-A-Thon program. Their efforts contribute more than $7.7 million to St. Jude every year! Click HERE to check out a video about the program. Go to the Nick Jr. site or the St. Jude site to learn more about the program and sign up your pre-school or daycare center!