Our first Bikes for Kids winner has been announced. The winner is an 8th grader from McKinley CLA Middle School named Malcolm Hinkebein. Hinkebein was nominated for the bicycle by athletic director Paul Husch.
According to Husch, “Malcolm is a great student who for the past seven years has donated his hair for St. Baldrick’s,” Paul said. “Outside of that, he is always willing to lend a helping hand to the other students at McKinley.”
Malcolm has been raising money since 2010 for the annual St. Baldrick’s events held across the country by shaving his head and donating money for the annual Helen Fitzgerald event. The organizer, Peggy Schneider, said the following about Malcolm:
“Malcolm has been shaving at our Helen Fitzgerald’s St. Baldrick’s event for years, along with his mom and brother, so they have really made it a true family event. Even though he is young, he truly gets why he is donating. He wants to help kids with cancer and he cares about others, which means a lot to us.”
The brand-new bicycle that Malcolm was awarded comes from Urban Shark cycle shop at the compliments of Burger Law.
Gary was so moved by Malcolm’s story he asked the young boy the following question:
“Did you ever think that you could inspire an adult? You are making such a difference and it’s inspiring to see your dedication to childhood cancer. We are so proud of you.”
If you know other kids doing amazing work like Malcolm, nominate them to win a bike here.