Ziebart of Jamestown has announced their support for the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run by hosting a benefit car wash on July 13. The car wash will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all proceeds being donated to the run on July 20 in Bradford, Pa. Ziebart of Jamestown is located on Fluvanna Avenue.
The Kids and Cancer Run initially started in 1998 as a way to share, with other motorcyclists, the physical beauty of our area and the freedom of "cruising" the roads in and around the Allegheny National Forest and the Kinzua Dam area in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southwestern New York. One of the goals was to generate funds for charitable causes but also to promote the tourist attractions of the area from the biker's eye.
Approximately 9,000 individuals have participated in the past 15 benefit runs. They have come from Germany, Canada, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Nebraska, North and South Carolina, Ohio, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. In 2006, the Kids and Cancer Benefit committee decided to add another aspect to the activities and has sponsored a motorcycle raffle each year since then. These raffles have not only generated additional charitable contributions, but have enabled those who do not ride to become involved.
Through the generosity of run participants and raffle tickets purchasers, Kids & Cancer Committee has been able to donate more than $200,000 since 1998 to individuals, medical facilities, cancer related organizations and various service clubs that benefit kids and their families.