By Tom Lehman 6:27am, July 1, 2014 - Updated 9:03am, July 1, 2014
VIDEO: Ken Scarberry, the director of Team Will, talks about the group's visits to hospitals.A team of eight bicyclists on a cross-country trip aimed at raising $125,000 to benefit children with cancer stopped by Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Monday.
WDEL's Tom Lehman reports.
Team Will, a cycling organization that raises awareness and money for pediatric cancer research and family resources, is finishing up an eleven-day trek from San Francisco to Margate City, New Jersey.
Team members are expected to wrap up the 3,500 mile trip at the hometown of five-year-old Danny Feltwell, who was treated at A.I. duPont for cancer and is one of the group's east coast "heroes."
Ken Scarberry, the director of Team Will, said team members wanted to stop by the hospital where Feltwell was treated.
"They opened their arms to us and welcomed us and surprised us with Danny being here too," Scarberry said.
Feltwell, whose father said he is in remission, and 13-year-old Nathan Silpath, a Maryland resident, signed the team members' jerseys when they arrived at the hospital Monday afternoon.
They added their signatures to the jerseys, which were already adorned with dozens of names written by children who are affected by cancer or supported the group's ride. Patients in the hospital's Oncology unit were also able to sign the jerseys when the team visited that part of the hospital.
Scarberry said those signatures help motivate the riders during the difficult trip.
"If I'm riding behind someone, of if someone's riding behind me, they're going to see a mass of kids' signatures that really motivate," he said.
Danny Feltwell's father, Dan, said he was grateful for the effort and sacrifices from members of Team Will.
"I almost lost my son to childhood cancer, so to see other people care enough to do this, it's unbelieveable," Dan Feltwell said.
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