Go Jim Go’s 2017 begins with a ride across Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — All the planning, training, and preparation comes down to this, the first day of News Channel 3 meterologist Jim Jaggers week long 333 mile ride to benefit LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

After a big sendoff during WREG’s “Live at 9” this morning, Jim and his riders began a long day of visiting schools around Memphis who raise money for LeBonheur.

We’ve posted videos here of his school visits and other stops.  Remember to click the audio icon on each video if you’re not hearing sound.

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End of day at Bikes Plus

Kate Bond Elementary

LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center East

Sea Isle Elementary

Meet Jim’s team of riders

Hutchison School

Lunch stop at Sonic with Dr. Jim Wheless

Campus School

Evans Elementary

American Way Middle

Cherokee Elementary

Kickoff at News Channel 3

Go Jim Go is a six day telethon on wheels featuring Jim Jaggers, WREG News Channel 3 Meteorologist. Jim and the Go Jim Go Cycling Team ride 333 miles throughout the region raising money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Since its inception, Go Jim Go has raised more than $2 million.

Anything that matters to children, matters to Le Bonheur. Everything we do gives each child they serve a chance to enjoy a healthier and safer childhood.

Recognized among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years, Le Bonheur is always on the side of children, advocating on their behalf so it can provide them with the care they need.  They are a Magnet-designated facility, the ultimate credential for high-quality patient care.

It’s been that way since they opened in 1952.  They’ve mattered to children every day since.  In fact, on opening day, the front door key was tied to a balloon which was then released, signifying that the Le Bonheur would never be closed to the children and families of the Mid-South.

From the ordinary bumps and sniffles of childhood to its most life-altering extremes, Le Bonheur Children’s is prepared for whatever a child’s life might throw at them.

To learn more about Le Bonheur, click here.

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