September is childhood cancer awareness month. As Christians, we strive to raise children to have a fervent desire to help those around them. It is because of this desire that Harrison will host a fun evening on September 6 to raise support for the children of St Jude. All kids are encouraged to collect pledges and then on September 6 to bring their bikes, trikes, scooters, or big wheels to do laps with their friends. At the event, we will enjoy an evening cookout and carry in dinner. There will also be an opportunity to fellowship with members of our neighboring church and VBS partner, North Johnson City Baptist, while watching both churches’ kids ride for the wonderful cause of St Jude.
St Jude is a leading children’s hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life threatening diseases. No child is denied treatment because a family is unable to pay. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of St Jude’s fundraising comes from individual contributions. And thanks to donations from events like this one, families never receive a bill from St Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
How can you help? Over the next several weeks, kids will collect money through pledge sheets. There will also be opportunities at the September 6 event to give donations to support the children’s efforts. Last year, our children raised over $1,100 for St Jude. We would love to match or exceed that amount. Please keep the event in your prayers, and please encourage these children to grow spiritually in their mission to help others.