CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supportstargeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurableresults, and is the authoritative source of information and resourcesfor all those affected by children's cancer.
New Orleans brought local flair and fun to the third annual CureSearch Walk - New Orleans. The event was a huge success, raising more than $94,000 for children's cancer research with over 1,000 participants.
The Walk showcased New Orleans' best; from local cuisine to hometown entertainment. Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in attendance for the second year in a row, and reiterated the importance of funding children's cancer research during a wonderful speech at the event's opening ceremony. The Mayor also took time to speak with many of the participants and was even seen dancing with the kids as the DJ played music. The New Orleans Hornets showed their support by brinigng out the team's dance team, their kid's dance team, team mascot Hugo, and their book and math mobiles! In addition, Tulane Medical School hosted blood pressure screenings and the Tulane University Jazz Band lead the Walk like a traditional New Orleans 'Second Line.'
The Walk's success was due in large part to the exceptional work of the Walk committee, led by Natalie Maxey, Ashley Kiefer, Melanie Hebert and Stacie Reynolds
and comprised of parents, doctors, and friends of children with cancer who put in an extraordinary amount of effort leading up to the event. One stand-out committee member is Cori Morrison; her responsibilities ranged from recruitment to the layout of the Walk and her knowledge of the children's hospital teams and desire to ensure the Walk's success were instrumental to event going off without a hitch. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event!
To join a CureSearch Walk near you, visit www.curesearchwalk.org.
Shelby HammondCommunications Manager Email Shelby(240) 235-2205