“The Nashville “Wheels For Life” Bike-A-Thon has now been set for Saturday, June 11,” reports this year’s coordinator, Marva Wynn, RN, Nurse Manager for the Tennessee Christian Medical Center Counseling Center. “I encourage all residents and businesses to support this community effort, as it supports important research for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.”
The increase in overall survival rate from 30% to 70% of children with cancer has been made possible through funds collected from events such as the Nashville Bike-A-Thon. “I am proud to say that Nashvillians work hand-in-hand with the researchers, technicians and doctors at St. Jude,” Ms. Wynn continued, “to provide treatments and cures for children suffering from life-altering diseases.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastropic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer, Danny Thomas, and based in Memphis, TN, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and those without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. (If you would like more information about ALSAC, please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.stjude.org” www.stjude.org.)
Anyone wanting more information about the “Wheels For Life” Bike-A-Thon on June 11, should contact Marva Wynn at (615) 262-5218. Be watching for further updates as we get closer to the June date.
Tennessee Christian Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital owned by Adventist Health Systems, inc., and located off Neely’s Bend between Old Hickory Boulevard and Gallatin Pike. In addition to its Madison location, Tennessee Christian also hosts a satellite center in Portland, TN, with 38 more beds and a full-service staff as part of its continuing effort toward preventive health care and community outreach. Tennessee Christian numbers 31 specialties among the approximately 400 physicians who have been given privileges at the two facilities.