By Tim Saunders on
“I am so honored to be an ambassador for the 4th year in a row, for the CCRF’s Annual Run/Walk,” she said. “It has become an important tradition for me and I look forward to seeing all the great kids. I hope you can join us for this terrific day.”
According to the charity: “The event evolved from important changes seen over the years in children’s awareness of cancer and the incredible generosity from kids of all ages wanting to help kids with cancer.”
“Countless times we’ve experienced amazing examples of hope and determination in children whether they were patients battling cancer or determined children who emptied their own piggybanks to make a donation to our organization,” said Matti Contopulos, founder of the charity.
People of all ages can take part in the 5 km run/walk, and participants will have the chance to mingle with stars such Emma Roberts, Brandi Chastain [Olympic Soccer star], Jordan Farmar [L.A. Lakers], Luc Robitaille [L.A. Kings], Jennette McCurdy [iCarly], Matthew Underwood [Zoey 101] and many others. A map of the route can be found here.
Registration is only $10 for those under 18 years old, and $25 for everybody else. And all participants will have the chance to win some great prizes: raise $40 in sponsorship, and you will receive a Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK 2009 Mascot Bear AND a matching Mascot Bear will be delivered to a child in the hospital. If you raise over $1000 in sponsorship, you get an 8GB iPod; raise over $5000 and you will receive a Samsung 50" TV.
Founded in 1987 by Contopulos, the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to two important goals: to provide support on a national level for clinical research in pediatric cancer and to improve the medical environment for all children.
To find out more about how to take part in this event, visit the CCRF website.
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