|June 25, 2011 USA IL Oak Lawn * 9th Annual Big Bikes Helping Little Tykes|
|Past Motorcycle Events 2011|
|Written by Illinois, USA|
|Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:24|
9th Annual Big Bikes Helping Little TykesJune 25, 2011 in Oak Lawn, Illinois
8115 South Harlem Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60455
Registration for the charity ride starts at 8 AM.
The 130 mile run will leave at 10 AM
This run is a sponsor funded ride to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, that is open to all motorcyclist. Each rider should have at least one contributing sponsor. The fee donated is a single fee Not per Mile. All donations are given directly to: One step at a Time Camp for Kids.
Each rider must turn in a sponsor sheet and donations at the beginning of the run. Prizes are given to the top contributors at the end of the run. Run T-shirts, pins and hats are available the day of the run.
Prizes will be given out to the highest contributor to this cause.
" WE CAN'T WAIT 'TIL IT'S TIME FOR CAMP !!! "
That's precisely what you will hear from all campers, counselors, medical staff, volunteers, and other benefactors, who have experienced The One Step At A Time camps, when asked at any time during the year about these fun filled programs.
"The outlook for a child with cancer and leukemia has dramatically improved over the past 25 to 30 years, and because so many children are, fortunately, surviving, these camps are needed." Edward S. Baum, MD, founder of the One Step At A Time programs.
The One Step At A Time camps offer safe, normal fun to kids regardless of their need for medical treatment.The status of the child's therapy does not influence eligibility for camp or participation in camp activities. Children may be undergoing therapy, completely off therapy or have no further therapy available. Health professionals are continuously on site to provide blood counts, chemotherapy or any other medical assistance that might be required.
The One Step At A Time camps have physicians, nurses, medical technicians donating their time and energy on a voluntary basis. Some of them do particpate as members of the care-giving team while many others simply act as primary cabin counselors. For all of them, camp provides a unique and a challenging opportunity where they can interact with the children socially, as friends and mentors as well as care-givers. Most volunteer health professionals are associated with the same hospital-based oncology programs where the campers are or have been patients.
"When you see the smiles on these kids' faces, it's wonderful . . ." The camps give them a chance to just be normal kids again and put their experiences as hospital patients behind for a while. . . . I still marvel at what some of them can do." Diane Mesh, the summer camp Director stated. The One Step At A Time programs are open to any child with cancer orleukemia between the ages of 7 through 20 being treated in Illinois, Wisconsin, or northern Indiana. Children from other states may also participate, depending on availablity of space.
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