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.
On August 11th, the Boise, Idaho community gathered together to honor and remember those affected by children's cancer. In it's inaugural year, the Walk raised more than $27,000 to help fund children's cancer research and clinical trials conducted at local hospitals. Teams, families, patients, and survivors enjoyed games, prizes, music, food, and fun activities while celebrating the advances made in children's cancer treatment.
Walk committee member Lori Mers was on hand to celebrate the success of the Walk. Lori's daughter, Stacia was diagnosed with medulloblastoma at 6-years-old. Luckily, after surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy Stacia is in remission. Though she still shows the scars of treatment, Stacia was excited to join her family at this year's Walk. Lori and her family were eager to celebrate with the medal ceremony honoring CureSearch Champions, those in treatment or survivors, during the CureSearch Walk program.
Also on hand was Tawny Flanders, a Walk committee member, who joined the CureSearch Walk as a way to remember her daughter Brianna's fight with cancer. She and her family honored Bri during the balloon release at the Walk. She learned of CureSearch while attending an advocacy day in Washington, DC and was immediately drawn to the organization as a way to raise awareness for children's cancer. She strives to remind people that new treatments are needed so that no one else has to lose a child to cancer.
The inaugural year of the Boise Walk was a success, not only in honoring and remembering those affected by children's cancer in the community, but in helping raise funds for research. To learn more about the CureSearch Walk visit www.curesearchwalk.org.
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