Lexi Flanders, founder of “Pedals of Courage”, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Buford Community Center.
During her presentation, she asked, “Instead of asking for presents for my birthday, I asked to donate money and toys for children fighting cancer. My name is Lexi and I’m nine years old. Help me out by donating your riding toys such as plasma cars, scooters, and tricycles or money to my organization today.” Lexi is collecting toys and money for hospitals, such as M.D. Anderson in Texas and Children’s of Alabama, a pediatric hospital in Birmingham.
Who was Lexi’s inspiration for developing this program? Her cousin named Melissa.
“I think ‘Pedals of Courage’ is a great program. Lexi is inspiring. It’s her dream and desire to help others,” added Katerina Flanders, Lexi’s mother.
The rising fourth-grader at White Oak Elementary in Sugar Hill looks to the future. “I like doing this – helping other children. I want to be a research doctor when I grow up. I’m going to cure cancer.”
To learn more about Pedals of Courage or to make a donation, visit: www.pedalsofcourage.org.