Pre-schoolers also learn riding safety skills Through the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon, Play Time Learning raised $800 to support the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases while teaching trike and riding-toy safety tips. The annual fundraiser is a week-long program where kids learn riding safety skills while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. On April 20, kids brought their tricycles and riding toys to school and practiced the safety rules learned throughout the week. “This is the fourth year that Play Time Learning has held the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program,” said event coordinator Kris Haight. “We are excited to host the program every year because it is a fun activity we can easily incorporate into our existing enrichment programs. Not only did we teach our children valuable safety lessons, but we also taught them how they could help kids who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases.” Play Time Learning has raised more than $3,000 since adopting the benefit in 2009. To add to the event Play Time Learning received business sponsorship from Free Flow Academy (www.freeflowacademy.com). Free Flow Academy provided free Parkour/Tumbling demonstrations and trials for the children as well as snacks and a trial class. Two Rocklin Police officers joined the event to thank the children for riding safely and provided them with yogurt coupons and police badge stickers. Since no family is denied treatment at St. Jude’s due to an inability to pay, fund fundraisers support the hospital’s mission of finding cures for childhood diseases.