Phoenix CureSearch Walk Grows in 2nd Year


The 2nd annual CureSearch Walk - Phoenix provides an exciting snapshot into the growing event to raise awareness and fund children's cancer research. The Walk, which took place on February 12 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, grew in size and scope when compared to last year's Walk.

 

Of the 20 teams participating in the 2012 event, 14 were new to the CureSearch Walk - Phoenix. The vast majority of the teams were recruited at the grassroots level and participated in support of friends and families affected by cancer. The largest team was Desert Mountain High School KIK (Kids Inspiring Kids) with 59 members supporting Cocopah Middle School student Bella Babione, 11, who is battling chronic mylogenous leukemia. Phoenix Children's Hospital also had a strong showing with 55 members, including Jake Harvey, 23, who is battling leukemia for the 2nd time. Coleman's Crew was the largest returning team from last year and was the top fundraising team with 43 members who raised $4,890! In total, more than 300 individuals took part in the event.

To date, the 2012 CureSearch Walk - Phoenix has raised $20,906! As pediatric oncology social worker Caley Nelson from Phoenix Children's Hospital noted, "The event was well organized and there were three times the amount of people I was expecting!" Entertainment at the Walk also catered to the larger crowds with face painters, a DJ, animal balloon artist, and cancer fighting cape makers. Six children affected by cancer were honored as CureSearch Champions in a ceremony that highlighted a fantastic day.

Walkers are nowexcited for the 2013 Walk vowing to continue growing the event, while raising awareness and funds for children's cancer research.

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

Shelby Hammond
Communications Manager
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