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Crushing Cancer 4 Kids

5K Run Walk to Crush Childhood Cancer

Boston Children's Hospital

Many of you may or may not know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!  The color for the month is Gold/Yellow.

Please come walk or run with Fitness Together and Boston Children's Hospital on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 8:30 AM.

This 5K run/walk begins at 59 Worthen Road (Grace Chapel) in Lexington and winds its way through tree covered back roads and back toward the center. It contains flat and hilly terrain, including 2 challenging hills. So there's a little something for everyone!  The event is USATF Sanctioned.

5th Annual Crushing Cancer 4 Kids 5K Walk/Run! Family friendly! This event will benefit Boston Children's Hospital and funding will go directly toward DIPG Brain Tumor research. What is DIPG? Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a brain tumor found in a part of the brain stem called the pons. The pons controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance. DIPG affects children almost exclusively. Approximately 200-400 children in the United States are diagnosed with DIPG each year. These children are typically between the ages of 4 and 11. DIPG accounts for roughly 10-15% of all brain tumors in children. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and LESS THAN 1% survive for 5 years. The MEDIAN survival time is 9 months from diagnosis.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT RaceWire.  The link is below

https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8010

IF you CAN'T attend our race but still want to help...this is a direct link to

 http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/crushingcancer4kids

(781) 862-1175