Members of the Illinois Red Knights, Fire and Iron, and Christian Motorcycle Riders Association bike clubs pose for a photo recently at the Alicia's House Inaugural Bike Run, Hog Roast and Auction. | Terrance Peacock/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 29, 2014 2:14AM
Bike Run to Fight Cancer: The Parkview Motorcycle Club will hold its fourth annual Cruzin for Kidz with Cancer event to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6, with the first bike out at 11 a.m. at Parkview Christian Church, 183rd and Wolf Road, Orland Park. The foundation is an Orland Park-based nonprofit that provides comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy or gift card in 48 hospitals nationwide. There will be raffles, and lunch at the foundation’s Orland Park warehouse, 15430 S. 70th Court. Colleen Kisel founded the organization in 1996 after her then-7-year-old son Martin had been diagnosed with leukemia in 1993. She discovered that giving her son a toy after each procedure provided a calming distraction from his pain and his new world filled with doctors, nurses, chemotherapy drugs, surgeries and seemingly endless painful procedures. Martin celebrated his 21st anniversary of remission from the disease earlier this year. Information: (708) 687-8697.