Chicago Firefighters will ride bicycles 950 miles, starting in Chicago and traveling around Lake Michigan to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The Bike to Fight pediatric cancer ride bike will take place on May 18 - May 29, 2010.
Twenty Chicago Firefighters will begin in Chicago, and travel through various Midwest cities including, South Haven, Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee among others.
The Bike to Fight pediatric cancer ride has been organized by the Chicago Firefighter charity, Ignite the Spirit. All money raised will be donated to pediatric cancer research; specifically the Henry Schueler 41 & 9 Foundation. Contributions to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, where Hank was treated for leukemia will be made through the Henry Schueler 41 & 9 Foundation.
The Henry Schueler 41 & 9 Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization established by Matt and Susan Schueler to honor their son, Henry "Hank" Schueler, and to promote research and funding into high risk leukemia and the fungal infections children are at risk for contracting while their bodies immune systems are compromised during chemotherapy treatment. Hank, a freshman at St Patrick's High School in Chicago, passed away at age 14 on Dec 14, 2007 from an infection related to leukemia.
Ignite the Spirit is a fire department charity organized and operated by Chicago Firefighters. All money raised by Ignite the Spirit is donated to charity. Ignite the Spirit is a 501 (c) (3) with no paid employees. For more information about firefighter charities and the Bike to Fight pediatric cancer research bike ride, contact Rich Pinskey, President of Ignite the Spirit @ (773) 218-1114 or www.cfdblaze.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times