Children at the Child Health Center Developmental Therapy Preschool participated in the St. Jude’s Trike-a-thon recently. The children rode around the school’s trike path in recognition of the many children who receive care from St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Jenn Plourde, head teacher of the preschool, said, “We have been participating in the St. Jude’s trike-a-thon for three years now. It is a good experience for our children as they learn that there are other children less fortunate than they, and there is something they can do to help.”
In addition to teaching the children that they can help others, the event offers a good time for the teachers to stress the use of bike helmets and safe triking.
The Child Health Center is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the well being of children and families throughout Androscoggin, Oxford and southern Franklin counties. For more information about the center, call 782-5437.