Miles4Alex this weekend to benefit Children's Miracle Network - FOX 32 News Chicago

Miles4Alex this weekend to benefit Children's Miracle Network and others

Miles4Alex this weekend to benefit Children's Miracle Network and others

Posted: Updated:

Grab a bike and get ready to use some pedal power for a great cause!

  • What: Miles4Alex Fundraiser as part of the Birmingham Bike Festival
  • When: Sunday, August 25th 1pm
  • Where: Shain Park Birmingham

Miles4Alex is named in honor of Alexandra Graham, a 16-year-old West Bloomfield resident who lost her fight with bone cancer in 1999.

Money raised goes to the Children's Miracle Network to help fund Beaumont Children's Hospital's Pediatric Rehabilitation Bike Program, providing free, custom adaptive bikes for special needs children.  The event also supports the Pediatric Oncology Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic, providing care for childhood cancer survivors; and the Detroit2Nepal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships, health education programs and toilet facilities for waste management for children in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal.

The fundraiser was developed by Richard Keidan, M.D., a Beaumont surgical oncologist, who created the D2N Foundation and spends three months a year leading the Foundation's work in Nepal.

To register for the ride, or to donate, go to www.crowdrise.com/miles4alex.

FOX2 is proud to promote events that support Children's Miracle Network.  CMN is a national alliance of premier hospitals for children. The non-profit organization is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Beaumont has been the only CMN affiliated Children's Miracle Network hospital in Southeast Michigan since 1988. Learn more here: http://foundation.beaumont.edu/childrens-miracle-network


 

 

  • Deena CentofantiMore>>

  • Frustrated by Health Insurance Exchanges? Experts say 'relax'

    Frustrated by Health Insurance Exchanges? Experts say 'relax'

    Thursday, October 3 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-10-03 22:30:09 GMT
    The Affordable Care Act kicked in on Tuesday and not only has it been the subject of fierce political battles, but the online marketplace has been bogged down with technical problems.
    The Affordable Care Act kicked in on Tuesday and not only has it been the subject of fierce political battles, but the online marketplace has been bogged down with technical problems.
  • The dangers of diabetes, how you can rate your risk

    The dangers of diabetes, how you can rate your risk

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 5:24 PM EDT2013-03-26 21:24:38 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders have no idea their bodies are having a tough time controlling their blood sugar.
    Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders have no idea their bodies are having a tough time controlling their blood sugar.
  • Study: For heart health, food is medicine too

    Study: For heart health, food is medicine too

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 4:11 PM EST2012-12-04 21:11:01 GMT
    You have one heart attack and then take medication to prevent another one, but there's new research that says what you eat is a very powerful tool in preventing another heart attack.
    You have one heart attack and then take medication to prevent another one, but there's new research that says what you eat is a very powerful tool in preventing another heart attack.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices