The triathlon is about 30 kids away from reaching their goal of 300 racers

DAVENPORT, Iowa Hundreds of kids will be breaking a sweat Saturday. They’ll be at the Bettendorf YMCA for the Quad Cities “Pinky Swear” Kid’s Triathlon. The race helps kids get active while raising money to support families with a child battling cancer. The race focuses on participation rather than competition, and most importantly that each child will be racing for local kids with cancer One of those kids is 10-year-old Tristan Parr, who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia more than a year ago. And in just two months, Pinky Swear has made things a little easier on his family. “The least of our concerns should be are we going to pay our rent? Are we going to pay the electricity bill or get groceries this month? Because a vehicle broke down, driving back and forth for treatments,” his mom, Kim Parr said. Thanks to Pinky Swear, the Parr family doesn’t have to worry quite so much about those other costs, outside of treatment, that sometimes get overlooked; from travel expenses to mortgage payments to putting food on the table. The triathlon is about 30 kids away from reaching their goal of 300 racers. to sign up by midnight Thursday, visit

By Sarah Greene | Source: WHBF

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