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Bicyclists raise $2,315 for St. Jude's hospital

Bike-A-Thon participants included (front, left to right) Jordyn and Bradyn Ross; Dylan and Brielle Langner; Kyrah Oeltjen; Seth, Stan and Micah Moore; Isabelle and Arianna Allex; and Mataya Moore; (back row) Nicholas Foss; Jeffrey Bartone; Sharon Dirkes and Maggie Dirkes; Bryant, Jennifer and Holdyn Ross; Brittany Langner; Michelle Dunn; Adilynn Langner; Wyatt Green; Serena and Heather Moore; and Angela and Kevin Allex. (Contributed)

The 2018 St. Jude Bike-A-Thon was a big success.

More than 25 participants raised $2,315 — the second highest amount in 27 years, according to organizer Mary Lou Quistorff.

Proceeds from the event will support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases.

For more information about the Bike-A-Thon, contact Mary Lou Quistorff at (320) 859-2437.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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