Carnegie Mellon University

May 1: Media Advisory: Kindergarten Students at Carnegie Mellon's Children's School To Hold Trike-a-Thon Fundraiser for Transplant Recipient

Contact:

Kelli McElhinny                        
412-268-6094
kellim@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Kindergarten Students at Carnegie Mellon's
Children School To Hold Trike-a-Thon Fundraiser for Transplant Recipient

Event: The 22 kindergarten students from Carnegie Mellon University's Children School will ride tricycles around Carnegie Mellon's Skibo Gymnasium in their Trike-a-Thon fundraiser to support Ally's Angels. The organization, named for four-year-old multiple-organ recipient Ally Heintz, raises funds for the Gift of Life Donor program, a non-profit agency serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware that recovers and distributes organs and tissues used in life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. Heintz's sister, Ashley, is a kindergarten student at the Children's School. She and her family, who live in the Philadelphia area, have temporarily relocated to Pittsburgh while Ally Heintz recovers from her transplant. The Trike-a-Thon is sponsored by Colorworks, Inc., Eat 'n Park, Harris Grill, Mike the Balloon Guy and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

When: 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 5

Where: The second floor Arena in Skibo Gymnasium, which is at the corner of Tech and Frew streets on Carnegie Mellon's campus

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