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.
The inaugural CureSearch Walk in Evansville was a chance for families and friends to come together to honor and celebrate those affected by children's cancer.
At the opening ceremony, survivors and those still in treatment were named CureSearch Champions and were presented with medals by the events emcee, Jackie Monroe, news channel 14 anchor. A moment of silence was observed as balloons were released to honor and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer.
The Evansville Walk wasn't just a walk; it was a morning of activity and community. Face painting, visits from local mascot celebrities, and a chance to walk the bases at historic Bosse Field are just a few of the activities participants could enjoy. Local mascot, Evan the Otter and his special femal Otter friend, Evie, made an appearance to great walkers. Kids also enjoyed a visit from Santa, who heard about the walk and the important research that the walks help fundraise and knew he had to attend.
Corporate and community sponsors also worked to raise money for the event. A local school held a Penny War, a change collection contest netting more than $500 dollars for CureSearch. Other members of the community held bake sales and garage sales.
More than 400 people gathered at Garvin park to celebrated their hard work and the announcement of $39,000 raised for children's cancer research. Visit CureSearchWalk.org to find a CureSearch Walk near you.
Shelby HammondCommunications Manager Email Shelby(240) 235-2205