Our Work So Far. . .
2009 — Third year of fundraising, we donated $12,000 to Cure Search for research about Alveolar rhabsomyosarcoma www.curesearch.org. One of our precious area angels had been battling this disease for 5 years. We helped 6 families in our area financially. (photos)
2010 — Fourth year of fundraising, our first event of the year, Wine Tasting for a Cure, held in Lambertville, NJ, raised $7500. Participating in the 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave event. (photos)
2011 — Our fifth year of fundraising for Ride4Erik-Caring For Kids With Cancer. On April 14th of 2011 we had a Dining For Dollars at Chili’s in Flemington. We earned over $200.00 this event and we also had a check presentation with a representative from St. Jude’s for $10,000.00.
In early May Giant Grocery did a hot dog day for us donating over $250.00.
May 22nd we had a Breakfast at the West Amwell Fire Company in Mr. Airy, Lambertville. We raised almost $1,500.00 from this event with a bake sale as well.
On September 25th we held an Awareness Festival at Wells Fargo Bank in Lambertville in there parking lot. It was a beautiful day with many volunteers, great food and entertainment. We raised almost 3 thousand dollars on this day.
Craft & Vendor Fair on November 19th at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church. We had a variety of vendors on this day with food for sale. We also had our raffle drawling in the afternoon. Between the Craft & Vendor fair and the raffle we raised almost $3,800.00.
In 2011 we supported Mackenzie Wright at the Park Way Run and also helped three families in the immediate area. It is with great sadness one of these three has already passed away. We will continue on in to 2012 raising money and awareness to fight pediatric cancer. WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP! (photos)
2012 — Our sixth year of fundraising; We had a Croppers Care For Kids with Cancer in January, Comedy Night in March and finished the year off with a Wine Tasting at Old York Cellars in Ringoes in September.
We financially assisted three families in the area, and gave help to a Mom from Tennessee that needed a little help. We did a balloon release at one of our children’s funerals and supported the parkway Run in Memory of Mackenzie. We also made a large donation to St. Baldricks Foundation. This year we were also able to make a trip to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with gift cards for the inpatient families and food donations to the Ronald McDonald Room at CHOP. This was all done prior to the Holidays. (photos)
2013 — Our seventh year of fundraising and we are so very grateful to all the volunteers that have helped us achieve our many successes. It’s only January but we have helped one family already this year. Our first fundraiser will be a comedy night on April 20th. We are also working and planning for a wine tasting again in September. Tune in for more updates in the near future.
You can support Ride4Erik/Caring For Kids With Cancer anytime of the year by mailing a check to Norma Zimmerman, 1217 Rt. 179, Lambertville, NJ. Please have all checks made out to Ride4Erik Inc. Thank you for your support. (photos)
2014 — Our eighth year we only had one event in 2014. My parents both elderly were not doing well and I was there major care giver and still work full time. With the help of my whole family we were able to take good care of them. Unfortunately my Mother passed away in June of 2014. My father’s care became more intense at this time. One of us was with him all the time.
We were able to help all families that needed help in the area and that was three families. We also donated 3,000.00 to St. Baldrick’s and $500.00 to Parkway Run in Philadelphia. Our time has been more limited but our dedication does not waver.
2015 — Our Ninth year we only had one event this year and that was a CROP at Kooltronic in January. We did well at this event and were able to help all 4 families that needed help. We also donated a smaller amount to two families that needed a little extra help again. We donated $100.00 to St. Baldricks and $500.00 to Parkway Run in Philadelphia.
On a sad note for me, we started the year off on January 1st of 2015 with my father's passing.
2016 — So far this year we have had two events. We had a CROP again at Kooltronic that was very successful and we had a full house at The Paint Party Place in Flemington. We are now planning our next event (a Quarter Auction - lots of fun!) for September 27th at the Flemington Elks.