Native kindergarteners racing to boost cash for fellow classmate

PEORIA, IL (WMBD) – Kindergarten teachers attempt to raise money for their classmate who is being treated by a partner in St. Jude.

Students from St. Mark’s School in Peoria took part in the fifth annual “Trike-a-thon”. The goal is to circle the track as much as possible in 10 minutes.

A preschool teacher, Andrea Whitten, said it was the first such event since the pandemic, and this year was especially significant because of one of her students, Tucker Jones.

St. Mark’s School students take part in the 5th annual “Trike-a-thon”.

“This year is very special because one of my students is treated at the subsidiary in St. Jude. So it’s a little more when our friends have a face that they know is getting help and trying, strong and to get well.” said Whitten.

St. Mark’s students have already raised more than $ 3,500. For more information about Tucker and how you can help, see #TuckerTough on Facebook.