Milwaukee Shows Heart at CureSearch Walk


Valentine's Day came early for the CureSearch Walk Milwaukee. The event, which raised more than $18,000 for children's cancer research, took place on February 11 at the Brookfield Square Mall. There was a Valentine's Day theme throughout the event as individuals shared their affection to children confronting cancer.

 

The 225 walkers had numerous opportunities to get into the spirit of the upcoming holiday. One of the shops in the mall provided free chocolate to participants, roses were placed in loving memory of children lost to the disease during a touching ceremony of remembrance, and a Valentines making station was a big hit with adults and children alike. Many of these Valentines were given to parents of children fighting the disease who are still in treatment and could not attend the event.

The success of the event was a testament to the hard work of individuals from the Milwaukee area. The local APHON Chapter, WAPHON, was heavily involved in generating a strong grassroots campaign that had nurses and local families taking the lead in recruiting participants. The 24 members of Team JCI-Kaitlyn's Crew raised over $5,000 in honor of children's cancer survivor Kaitlyn Sweeney, who was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, and those still battling the disease.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can create or participate in a CureSearch Walk in your area click here. 

Shelby Hammond
Communications Manager
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