Support Kids Walk For Kids With Cancer! #KidsWalk #WalkWithUs @KidsWalkMSKCC

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    As many of you are aware, I am a six year Leukemia Survivor.  Receiving a Cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, however, it is especially horrific when a child is diagnosed with this disease.  It’s every parents’ worst nightmare and, unfortunately, the reality is that Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children.  Each day 46 children will be diagnosed with Cancer-this number is equivalent to the number of seats that it takes to fill a school bus.

    Pediatric Cancer research is severely underfunded which is why Kids Walk For Kids With Cancer is such an important event.  In 2001, a group of 8th grade students in Brooklyn, NY decided to raise funds to help cure pediatric Cancer.  One of the students had a little brother who was finishing treatment for stage IV neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center so this cause was deeply personal to him.

    These 8th graders raised $35,000 through their walkathon and, since then, new teams continue to walk for this cause.  Registration is now open for the 2014 Kids Walk events in NJ and NYC.  The New York City event will be held on May 10th at Mineral Springs in Central Park.  As the flagship event, it has attracted students from more than 50 tri-state schools and has hosted 1,200 walkers!

    100% of the proceeds from the Kids Walk support research of hard-to-cure pediatric cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center.  MSK has devoted more than a century to patient care as well as to innovative research, making significant contributions to new and better therapies for the treatment of pediatric cancer.

Here is what you could do to get involved:

  • Register to walk on your own or form a team with friends
  • If you are unable to attend Kids Walk you can still donate here
  • Organize a Kids Walk in your community; Contact Them for more information

We look forward to another great year of walkers to raise money for a vital cause.  It is imperative that we publicize the need for more pediatric cancer research and raises funds for critical advancements.  No child should have their future robbed from them by Cancer…

Let’s Discuss:  How has Cancer affected your family or one of your loved ones?

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Comments

  1. Amanda @ Erickson and Co says

    Thanks for sharing. Cancer is a horrible disease. My friend had cancer when she was a young girl I can’t imagine what her and her family went through.

  2. Cancer is such a horrible disease! I can’t wait until there is a universe cure!

  3. This is such a great reason to walk!! I love when there is a way to do something for people who need it.

  4. Natasha Mairs says

    This is such a good cause. Thanks for sharing and raising awareness. There is a little girl in my son’s class at school that has survived leukemia

  5. Robin Rue says

    SUCH a good cause and I hope it raises lots of money. I knew you kicked Leukemia’s a$$, so this is something near and dear to your heart.

  6. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    You think that the funds for kids with cancer would be so much higher than what it is. What a great way KIds Walk is to help.

  7. Best of luck with your walk! It’s fantastic you’re trying to do something!

  8. My family is not new to Cancer unfortunately… My grandpa died from Melanoma, My great aunt has breast cancer and my cousin was recently diagnosed with rectal cancer.

  9. Thank you for sharing with us. I would totally love to join you for this walk. Hopefully I’ll be in town.

  10. Rebecca Bryant says

    What a great walk and a great cause. I’ll be with you in spirt and i” even take an extra afternoon walk in support.

  11. This is such a great cause. I know too many people who have been diagnosed with cancer. I can’t imagine being diagnosed as a child!

  12. Such a great cause to support! Love participating in these walks

  13. This is a great cause to support. One day I want to be able to walk in them but I’m not capable of that right now.

  14. What a great cause to support 🙂 I do love walks as well so much easier than runs, and I feel like even if I walk a few paces and go in the wheelchair for the rest it’s ok 🙂 x

  15. I’m not able to walk in this. I try to do my share locally to support events like this though. I look forward to helping out as much as I can.

  16. I love causes like this! We support the March of Dimes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital— but this looks like another one to add that is very worthy.

  17. Sounds like a really great cause. I usually donate to special needs children.

  18. That sounds like such a great cause! I’ll have to look to see if there’s one in my area!

  19. Lawna Young says

    This sounds like a great cause to donate to. I especially have a soft heart for causes for children.

  20. What an amazing cause! I will have to talk to my kids about walking.

  21. Onica {MommyFactor} says

    I really hope Kids Walk gets all the support it needs. It’s a raising awareness about a n important cause.

  22. I had no idea that you were a cancer survivor. My favorite aunt passed away in 2009 from stomach cancer. Worst is I didn’t even know how serious it was until after she passed away. Before that I had not had anyone close from me dying from cancer so it was tough.

  23. Veronica Solomon says

    This is a really great cause that you are supporting. Especially when there are kids involved. It just touches my heart

  24. So happy you’re a survivor! I think it’s fantastic that you continue to give back and help others going through it.

  25. My grandfather lost the battle with cancer when I was in high school. It’s always so devastating when children have to fight it.

  26. Cancer has affected me through members of my family dealing with it. What a great way to support a great cause.

  27. Maria Sinclair says

    This sounds like a great opportunity for kids to get involved. Let us know how the event turns out!

  28. Amber Nelson says

    Getting everyone involved is awesome. It is important for kids to get involved as well.

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