2013 Walk Event

Children's Cancer Fund 16th Annual Walk - 2013

The Children's Cancer Fund 16th Annual Walk

Saturday, October 5, 2013

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UPDATE: The 2013 Walk Tally Sheet is now available!

Hopeful, smiling faces fill FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, NY each year for the Annual Children's Cancer Fund Walk. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. when teams gather to greet their friends and families for one of the most inspiring events of the year.

At 10:00 a.m. the event ribbon is cut in ceremonious style and many different families become one huge CCF family walking together to raise money to improve the survival rate of children with cancer and better the quality of life for those in treatment.

Whether you walk to honor or memorialize a beloved child or because you are impassioned to find a cure for cancer during your own lifetime, the CCF walkathon is the WALK TO WALK.

Come share a day filled with love, hope and passion for a cure. The Walk, just 3 miles long ends with live music, food and raffle prizes.

Register on our event website and create your own easy-to-design homepage. Download personal photos to your page, personalize your theme colors and write your own words of support, encouragement and wisdom to share with those who will become your team of walkers and/or donors.

Talk the Walk - tell everyone you know how you feel about being a part of a cancer-free world and how they can help, even in a small way to achieve that goal. It's easy and safe to donate online with a credit card, communicate with your team and follow up with acknowledgements.

Talk the Talk - we're all in this together. Approximately 60 children in the Hudson Valley alone are diagnosed with cancer each year. The time is now to make a difference. Today, the 10-year survival rate for all forms of children's cancer is almost 75%. That is a result of dramatic improvements achieved through treatment therapies in recent years but that number still leaves a lot of room for improvement. We need to make a difference and continue to improve the cure rate for all children with cancer.

Walk the Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2013 and make a difference by supporting CCF's mission to develop and participate in research that will lead to cures for children's cancer, minimize treatment-related side effects and provide support to the children in treatment.

Last year the walk was a great success generating almost $125,000. This year with some luck, the sun will shine once again on our parade, matching the enthusiasm of the crowd and help us to exceed our goal of $150,000.

Here's how you can get started:

  • Register and create your team online. Click here:

  • Set a TEAM Fundraising objective and personalize your team donation page

  • Recruit as many team members as possible and encourage them to fundraise.

    • Team members should register online and select the TEAM name from the drop down box. A fundraising page will automatically be created for you once you register. Personalize your fundraising page to promote your message.

  • Use your email contacts to communicate with friends, family, co-workers, employers & local businesses to seek donor support. Online donations can be made through your fundraising page or cash/check donations can be turned in at the Walk on Saturday, October 5th.

  • Raise more than $100 and receive a Free T-shirt, raise more than $350 and receive a T-shirt and a CCF gift.

  • Individuals who raise $500+ will earn a raffle ticket for a special prize drawing the day of the event!

For more information, event details, or to become a sponsor of the 16th Annual Children's Cancer Fund Walk, please contact Kathie Lusardi at or by phone at: (203) 778-5001.