June 20, 2022, 5 a.m. to July 2, 2022, 4:45 a.m.
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HEWITT SLUYTER of Springdale, AR is 10 years old, and he’s about to fight cancer this summer. After undergoing a massive surgery to remove a baseball-sized brain tumor in May of 2022, biopsies revealed Hewitt has a rare form of cancer classified as BCOR-altered embryonal malignancy.
This summer will look very different for the Sluyters, who were dreaming up fun bike rides and camping trips. Hewitt won’t be able to ride his bike this summer. The Sluyters will undoubtedly have some financial burdens as they fight cancer, travel, miss work, take care of their other two children, and seek the best medical treatment possible for Hewitt.
So the community came up with the idea of the DO IT FOR HEWITT fundraising campaign to get as much of the cycling community involved as possible to support the family.
In Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville the two main volunteer trail organizations, Trailblazers and OORC, got together to help the DO IT FOR HEWITT fundraising campaign.
The organizations are encouraging people on all kinds of bicycles, as well as runners, hikers, and walkers to sign up for the Strava-linked Trailcare donation tool and record their activities on the trails – hard and soft-surface – in the region and donate to the two organizations. All the donations collected in this way from June 21st to July 1st, 2022 will go towards the DO IT FOR HEWITT campaign.
To participate and make a contribution go to www.trail.care and follow instructions on how to link your Strava (or any other GPS device) activities, link a credit or debit card, and pledge an amount per mile as a donation to the campaign. Then support the campaign by just doing what you normally would do on the trails and make a donation accordingly.
For more information on the DO IT FOR HEWITT fundraising campaign go to https://bit.ly/3HqQnox