Asheville, NC, October 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Starry Night, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s new walk/run that shines a light on children with brain tumors, attracted more than 500 participants in Boston and Philadelphia on Oct. 18. At start time, the events had raised $61,000.
The crowds came to the 8.5K events at Joe Moakley Park in Boston and Cooper River Park in Pennsauken Township, N.J., to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Anya, Braeden, Brian, Cheyanne, Evan, Isabel, Julia, Lindsay, Matthew, Quinn, Spencer, Tanner and Tara.
Participants lit hundreds of lanterns at the end of each event to honor children affected by a brain tumor diagnosis.
A portion of Starry Night Boston’s proceeds will be donated to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for a family services program for children with brain tumors. The city’s Starry Night Hero Award went to the Pediatric Resource Program Team at Boston Children's Cancer Center.
In Philadelphia, Starry Night will provide assistance to families affected by a childhood brain tumor diagnosis. The local honoree was the Board of Visitors for pediatric brain tumor research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The events are still collecting donations online at www.mystarrynight.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Nov. 18.
About Starry Night
Starry Night is an evening 8.5K walk/run that raises awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. The event also funds free educational resources and college scholarships for brain tumor survivors. More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and 13 more cases are identified each day. Starry Night events, which close with a lantern-lighting ceremony, will take place in seven cities in 2014. To help us shine a light on kids with brain tumors, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.mystarrynight.org.