Cycle Event Benefits Taylor Cycle For Life Foundation

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at UTC is holding a four-day fundraising activity, Cycle for Life, April 7-10, with plans to raise over $10,000 for the Taylor Cycle of Life Foundation to honor fraternity brother, Taylor Trudeau, who died after a long battle with Leukemia. 

Their slogan is 'Pikes on Bikes' and they will be riding stationary bikes in front of the fraternity house for the entirety of the fundraiser, Monday April 7, at 5 p.m.-Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m., day and night, rain or shine, for 73 straight hours.  The fraternity members will be riding constantly, so anytime the public would like to swing by they will tell more about their cause and why they are so passionate about it. 

The main event will be held Thursday, April 10, from 5-8 p.m., at 1117 E. 11th St.  It will be a cookout as well as the commencement of the bike ride.  Admission is $1. 

All the money raised will go to the Taylor Cycle for Life foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. This foundation is completely run by volunteers and all the money they receive is granted to researchers chosen by a panel of doctors at MD Anderson, the number one cancer center in the world.  

One hundred percent of the donations to Pikes on Bikes is tax deductible and donors will receive a letter from the foundation.  Visit http://taylorcycleforlife.org/chapters/university-tennessee-chattanooga to make a credit card donation, or send a check to Josh Bandy, 4424 Harrison Pike, McDonald, TN. 37353. 


Bradley County EMS Reviews And Drills For Infectious Diseases

With the growing concerns of infectious disease, Bradley County EMS is being proactive and reviewing their infectious disease protocols. Current policies and procedures are being reviewed and updated. Personal protection equipment has been updated as well to provide the best protection to the EMS responders. Emergency responders are exposed to a variety of contaminates on ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Of Hixson Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Morning Pointe of Hixson Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Memory Care is turning five. Officials said, "Come celebrate. Experience a day in the life of a Morning Pointe resident. Enjoy food, special activities and entertainment. Plus autograph the newly-released Hixson Family Genealogy Book. "   There will be a Kindermusik demo, mini art and baking classes along ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Not Everything Has Been Done To Save Hutcheson

I am a resident of Walker County and I have a personal belief that a hospital ranks equal to other basic services a community should offer (like police, fire, emergency services, school systems, government, etc.). I am not privy to all the management and financial conundrums concerning the feasibility of maintaining and growing Hutcheson, and as a private citizen I don’t believe ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)