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Clover teacher rides moped to Memphis to raise money for St. Jude

(Courtesy: Moped 2 Memphis) (Courtesy: Moped 2 Memphis)
CLOVER, SC (WBTV) -

Clover High School teacher Frank Falls has just successfully completed his 7th trip to Memphis, Tennessee on a moped to take thousands of dollars to kids battling cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

It started out as a simple idea to pick a charity and raise money for it.

"It's gotten so much bigger," Falls said, "We're at about $465,000 now."

In 2008, Falls decided to challenge his students - if they raised enough money, he promised to ride a moped to Memphis and personally deliver the check to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. That was 7 years ago.

Moped 2 Memphis has raised almost $465,000 for the hospital, which provides care to children with pediatric cancer at no cost to patients or their families.

"You meet those kids and realize how much it costs to run that place," Falls said. "What we do is just a drop in the bucket."

Falls and a large group of volunteers host fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for the donation. Moped to Memphis has set a goal to raise $1 million by 2020.

"I have no doubt we can do it," Falls said.

The ride takes place every year during spring break.

You can keep up with Moped 2 Memphis and their upcoming events on their Facebook page here.

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