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 a hot and sunny July 30th morning, Toledo Ohio area residents came out in force to participate in the CureSearch Walk - Toledo. More than 400 people walked at the Pacesetter Park raising over $31,000 dollars for children’s cancer research.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer National Director of Field Development Azalea Candelaria was excited to attend the event. “The pediatric cancer community demanded we have a Walk in the Toledo area and they generated a ton of grassroots support,” she said. Candelaria continued by saying, “The Toledo Walk has had an incredible showing due to strong word of mouth.” This grassroots support included over 100 walkers who showed up unexpectedly at the event. She attributed these additional walkers to the community’s commitment to funding children’s cancer research and finding treatments and cures for those fighting the disease. “People were running into friends and colleagues they weren’t expecting to see at the event. I think this highlights the Toledo community’s commitment to curing this disease.” Some of the large participation in the Walk can also be attributed to Toledo medical community who made their presence felt at the event. Doctors, nurses, and caregivers - past and present - were in attendance.
Participants ranging from young to old walked with a common purpose: to conquer all types of children’s cancer. Entertainment included face-painting and dancing thanks to a spectacular DJ. 32 survivors were honored at the event, including an adult survivor who now works for a Children’s Oncology Group hospital. Overall it was a very successful event and CureSearch looks forward to future events and activities in the Toledo area in the future.
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