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 to make a credit card donation, or send a check to Josh Bandy, 4424 Harrison Pike, McDonald, TN. 37353. 

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