BENEFITING: National Children's Cancer Society, Inc.
EVENT: 2014 GO! FOR A CAUSE
EVENT DATE: Apr 05, 2014
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is proud to be a charity partner in the 2014 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, April 5-6, 2014.
Please join Team NCCS: Redefining Impossible and help children battling cancer. Team members can walk or run a 5K, marathon relay (four people run 6-7 miles each) half marathon or a full 26.2 mile marathon.
Team NCCS: Redefining Impossible participants receive:
· FREE race registration!
· (2) Tech shirts
· Pre-race pasta party and rally
· Free marathon & half marathon training with Big River Running
· Personal online fundraising page
· Race day perks
· Regular newsletters with tips, encouragement and stories about your teammates
· The first 10 runners to commit are entered into a drawing for a $150 Gift Card!!!
· MORE to be announced
The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. Whether a child has just been diagnosed, is currently in treatment or completed treatment years ago, the NCCS is there to help. Following is a summary of who we are and what we do!
Pediatric Oncology Program lessens the family’s financial strain by helping with the ongoing, non-medical expenses associated with childhood cancer treatment. We also help ease the emotional strain a childhood cancer diagnosis takes on families by providing a case manager who stands by a family’s side throughout their journey.
Beyond the Cure offers the most up-to-date information available on survivorship to help ensure survivors and their families know what to expect in the years ahead. In addition to providing education and advocacy resources, the program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. A total of $102,500 was awarded to 38 childhood cancer survivors for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Global Outreach Program partners with pharmaceutical companies to distribute donated cancer treatment drugs and medical supplies around the world. Since its inception in 1993, the program has distributed more than $292 million in medical products to 58 facilities in 41 countries around the world.
If you have questions or would like more information on joining Team NCCS, please contact Farah Walleck at 314-446-5226 or email fwalleck@theNCCS.org.