Motorcycle club raises money for children fighting cancer
March 7, 2013 11:12AM
Parkview Church Motorcycle Club members (from left) Dan Sutton, Jeanne Sutton, Jan Rompala, Terry Elliott, Denise Papendik and Mike Hoerler recently helped raise $1,7000 for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. | Supplied Photo
Updated: April 11, 2013 6:01AM
The Parkview Church Motorcycle Club of Orland Park hosted its second annual CruZin for KidZ with Cancer Motorcycle Run to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.
When the last motorcycle cruised to a stop at the end of the run, the club had raised more than $1,700 for the foundation, which gives toys, gifts and gift certificates to children and teens fighting cancer.
“I was moved by children having to fight cancer,” club president Mike Hoerler said. “I’m grateful my children are healthy. I’m a sap for kids.”
“I’m so happy to participate in this event,” Parkview Church member Jennifer Babec said. “My daughter, Taylor, received a baby stroller and doll from the Treasure Chest the day she was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007. She was so happy even though she had years of treatment ahead of her.”
“It was a blessing to have the love and support from the Parkview Church Motorcycle Community,” said Treasure Chest founder and CEO Colleen Kisel.
Information is at (708) 687-8697 or www.treasurechest.org.