Looking for a way to get involved in raising money for cancer research? Kids Walk brings together patients, families, students, and supporters to walk and raise money with one unified goal: to beat pediatric cancers. Every dollar raised through Kids Walk gives the doctors and researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) what they need to discover new and better treatment options for children around the world.
Such a fun way to get the entire family involved and a simple way to get the conversation started about community commitment.
Pediatric cancer research is underfunded. Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s research budget is dedicated to pediatric cancers, making the donations from Kids Walk important to doctors and researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Kids Walk participants, donors, and supporters of all ages are making a difference by raising money for lifesaving pediatric cancer research. Every dollar raised gives the doctors and researchers at MSK Pediatrics what they need to discover new and better treatment options for children around the world. Together, we can make progress possible.
FACTS ABOUT PEDIATRIC CANCERS
- Childhood cancers are the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S.
- Only 4% of federal funding for cancer research goes to pediatric cancers.
- Pediatric cancers are classified as a rare form of cancer.
- Because of advances in pediatric cancer research, more than 80% of childhood cancer patients in the U.S. now become long-term survivors.
Step 1: Register at kidswalkmsk.org Become a team captain and start a team, join an existing team, or take part as an individual.
Step 2: Raise Money You’ll receive an online fundraising page, where you can share why you’re walking. We also have tons of fundraising tips and are happy to help!
Step 3: Walk! Gather in Central Park on May 5 to walk and celebrate the difference you’re making. There will also be music, activities, a speaking program, and much more!
Step 4: Research 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to pediatric cancer research at MSK.
MAY 5, 2018
New York City
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