Kathy Kelley wrote -In 2006, Parker was diagnosed with a brain tumor at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. After over 20 surgeries, 3 years of chemotherapy treatment, she is now 11 and cancer free. We began raising much needed funding in 2009 for CHLA's pediatric brain tumor research at CHLA through "Parker & Friends" and continue to raise awareness through Parker's inspiring journey to recover and commitment to help other kids avoid debilitating treatments to cure their brain tumor. We have an amazing group of friends committed to racing in this event and 100% of money raised goes to Parker's wonderful, brilliant doctors at CHLA working to find better cures for all the kids. Over 28,000 kids each year live with a brain tumor diagnosis and we are committed to researching cures that support survivors and their quality of life.