Successful Atlanta 8.5K Closes Event Season

Atlanta, GA, November 12, 2015 --( Walkers and runners at the Nov. 7 Starry Night Atlanta 8.5K raised more than $120,000 to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

More than 600 supporters gathered for the evening 8.5K at Centennial Olympic Park to honor local children with brain tumors, our Stars: Andrea, Anna, Ascher, Ashley, Axton, Bryson, Calla, Caroline, Christopher, Courtney, Cristian, Dana, Dominic, Emily, Frederick, Gina, Inonege, Jacob (J.J), Juan, Katie P., Katie S., Lauren, Lillyauhna, Lincoln, Nicholas, Phillip, Quentin, Sarah G., Sarah M., Shaye, Skylar and Taylor.

Family members represented the following Stars who have passed away: Ana, Bianka, Blake, Brody, Hanna, Jayden, Madi, Malek, Matthew, Matty, Meredith, Peyton, Rose, Ryan and Sophie.

The event’s Hero Award honored Jocelyn Dorsey, an anchor and producer at Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, WSB-TV 2, who is a longtime PBTF volunteer and Ride for Kids supporter.

A thank you goes out to emcees Kristin Klingshirn and Monica Kaufman-Pearson, and to the many who provided entertainment, including ShoutATL for their bouncy houses and giant slide, DJ Marshall Mixer and the 501st Legion’s Star Wars Storm Troopers.

Learn more about the Starry Night Atlanta 8.5K, which is still collecting donations online. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Dec. 7.

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 and teens in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and nearly 13 new 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