Ready, set, go! Trike-a-Thon coming to SWFL


EN Photo / Stefan Imbert

A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL will be hosting the 2016 Trike-A-Thon on Sept. 10 at the Marinatown Yacht Harbour in North Fort Myers.
The organization was created to help single mothers and their families in times of need by offering aid through support meetings, education training and pooled resources.
In the past, AMHH has been able to gather household necessities, provide school supplies at local drives and offer classes in budgeting and job skills for mothers.
AMHH has  raised money to do so through fundraisers and social events like this year’s Trike-A-Thon, which will be open for kids ages 2 to 10 years old.
Families who wish to participate must pay a $5 fee and have their children registered to compete before the event on Sept. 10.
The cost of participation includes food, drinks and entertainment — as well as children’s access to all available activities.
The winners of the race will be determined by which participants raise the most money for the fundraiser. Prizes range from a t-shirt to a plush police dog and a matching game.
Children will have a chance to meet with Lee County police officers who will teach them more about bike and helmet safety.
Adults will also be able to contribute to the fundraiser during the Adult Trike Relay Race, which is open for registration as of Sept. 4. Registration costs $35 per person and $60 for teams of two or more individuals.
The ticket also includes a t-shirt and a chance to win a two-night stay on Fort Myers Beach.
Family-friendly costumes are encouraged, and anyone 18 and older is eligible to attend.
AMHH is always looking for volunteers as well as event sponsors and vendors for its events. For more information, go to