CureSearch Walk Committee Surpasses Fundraising Goal in the Twin Cities Area

The hard work of the Walk committee for the CureSearch Walk - Minneapolis yielded incredible results at their September, 25th event. 715 participants blew away the committee's initial goal of $50,000, by raising an astonishing $90,000 for children's cancer research.

Staff from the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital formed the bulk of the Walk committee and were heavily invested in recruiting walkers from the children's cancer community. Bruce Bostrom, MD, from Children's and Brenda Weigel, MD, from the University encapsulated this cooperative spirit by speaking together at the event and reiterating the importance of collaborative clinical trials supported by CureSearch for Children's Cancer.

The Walk's committee members also made their presence felt: committee members Mimi and Cory Bulman created Team Mighty Max in memory of their son, Max, who lost his battle with neuroblastoma in 2010. Team Mighty Max was the Walk's largest team, raising more than $16,000 and boasting over 100 members. CureSearch board members Dick and Mary Pane also attended the event, raising more than $1,000. The Paynes also secured an additional $1,000 in corporate funding to fund children's cancer research from US Bank. Researchers Anne Harris from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Amanda Galster from University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital also earned praise from the event manager Brecka Putnam and the staff of their respective hospitals for their work coordinating committee members and volunteers in preparation for the event.

The committee is already excited about making future CureSearch Walks in the Twin Cities area bigger and better, in part because of the relationships built at this year's event.

Christine Bork
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