Atlanta, San Francisco Top $100,000 for Kids with Brain Tumors

Asheville, NC, November 15, 2014 --( Starry Night, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s new walk/run that shines a light on children with brain tumors, attracted 875 participants in Atlanta and San Francisco on Nov. 8. At start time, the events had raised $116,000.

The crowds came to the 8.5K events at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta and Lake Merced in San Francisco to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Alexandra, Allie, Ascher, Ashley W., Ashley Y., Branden, Brittany, Christopher, Elizabeth Grace, Emily, Gabby, Gracie, Inonege, Jacob, Katie, Madeline, Marissa, Mariyah, Michael, Reese, Sarah, Sean, Stacey, Taylor and Tyler.

Participants lit hundreds of lanterns at the end of each event to honor children affected by a brain tumor diagnosis, including those who are no longer with us.

A portion of Starry Night Atlanta’s proceeds will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The city’s Starry Night Hero Award went to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides trips to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses.

In San Francisco, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The Starry Night Hero Award went to Capes4Heroes for its efforts to empower kids with disabilities and kids with life-threatening illnesses with custom superhero capes.

The events are still collecting donations online at Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Dec. 8.

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
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Mary O. Ratcliffe