Bostonians Walk, Run for Kids with Brain Tumors

Asheville, NC, September 30, 2015 --( About 200 Bostonians gathered on Sept. 26 for the Starry Night Boston 8.5K, benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

At start time, the event had raised $27,074 to help fund the foundation’s lifesaving research and life-changing family support programs.

The crowd gathered for the evening 8.5K at Joe Moakley Park to honor local children with brain tumors, the Stars: Carly, Carolyn, Cheyanne, Gary, Kaylee, Liberty and Madalyn.

“We may have brain tumors, but in no way shape or form does this have to define who we are or who we will be,” Star Cheyanne said.

Participants lit 75 lanterns at the end of the event to honor children affected by a brain tumor diagnosis, including many who are no longer with us.

Starry Night Boston’s Hero Award honored Friends of Jaclyn for their dedication to improving the lives of children with cancer.

The event is still collecting donations online at Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Oct. 26.

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 2015. 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