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 sunny July 30th, Warren Magnuson Park ushered in the inaugural CureSearch Walk - Seattle. Walkers from Seattle to Tacoma joined together as a community with 14 teams walking to support children's cancer research. In total, more than 150 walkers took part on a bright and beautiful Seattle morning to raise more than $30,000 for children's cancer research.
Kage Garland of the Seattle Early Childhood Education Examiner got the morning started with her vibrant personality as emcee, while kids enjoyed clowns and a game area. Dr. Chow of Seattle Children's, and Dr. Louie from Mary Bridge Children's, spoke to the crowd before the walk began and reiterated the importance of finding treatments and cures for children with cancer.
The three pediatric hospitals representing the Seattle to Tacoma area each fielded great teams and clever names at the event: Seattle Children’s "Walkin' Hawkins' Cancer Talkin' Research Rockin' Children's Challengers", Mary Bridge Children's "Mary Bridge Cancer Dancers/Dancing for a Cure", and the Madigan Army Medical Center "Bizzy Bee Walkers".
The two-mile walk started at the volunteer made balloon arch and wound its way along a scenic waterfront route. Medals were awarded to children cancer Champions and bubbles were released and carried into the air in remembrance of those lost to the disease. Jodi Lenet, National Director of Development at CureSearch for Children's Cancer, spoke passionately about the event. "I was honored to meet the amazing families and dedicated staff from Seattle Children's, Mary Bridge, and Madigan Army Medical Center. The community truly came together to make for an incredible day. The inaugural CureSearch Walk - Seattle was a great success!"
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