KANSAS CITY, Mo. - - Volunteers celebrated Earth Day a day early Saturday by collecting new and used bike donations.
The bikes will be presented to families who complete the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Healthy Hawks program, which fights childhood obesity and encourages active lifestyles.
People are also volunteering their inspect, clean and repair, if needed, each donated bike.
“They’re going to go to a great cause,” Diane Hitzel from Healthy Hawks. “These kids are learning how to live a healthy, active lifestyles and in the end they’re going to get a bike so they can continue to live a healthy lifestyle.”
The bikes will be presented to the families at Healthy Hawks graduation on May 19.
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