Santa Barbara Hosts Inaugural CureSearch Walk

Santa Barbara's scenic Chase Palm Park was the site of the California city's inaugural CureSearch Walk on May 5, 2012. Walkers were treated to a fantastic day of sun and fun while raising more than $34,500 for children's cancer research.

Teams from San Luis Obispo to Ventura made their presence felt at the event. Team Rosie's Angels Of Hope drove from San Luis Obispo while members from Ashlynn's Army traveled all the way from Arizona. Other teams that made an impact included Lexi's Angels and Lexi's Kids with over 100 walkers participating in memory of Lexi Krasnoff. Lexi's friends spoke at the opening ceremony saying, "she fought her battle as long as she could and we are so proud of her. We only hope she is just as proud of us for continuing this fight for her, and all the other kids out there." In total, more than 300 participated part in the Walk.

Much of the Walk's success was due to its organizing committee, a mighty group of six dedicated individuals drawn to the cause by Samantha McVee. McVee decided to co-hair the Walk along with Jessica Rubio in support of her daughter, Eliana, who currently is living with pilomyxoid astrocytoma, a rare brain tumor. Many of the members of the committee were Samantha's friends and people who have been touched by Eliana's story.

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