Our stars are at the heart of what we do at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. It is for them, our warriors and our patients, whom we fight for by funding life-saving pediatric cancer research. Read their stories below.
Diann was 5-years-old, entering kindergarten, when her mother took her for a routine exam at the doctor’s office. After the exam, she was told to immediately take her to CHOC because of anemia.
In April 2015, Becky Mudd a mother, grandmother, sister and daughter channeled her passion for running to benefit others who are running a marathon of their own - those who fight pediatric cancer.
Fifty years ago, Hodgkin's was a death sentence. I would not have been able to even graduate high school but because of donations given to research foundations such as the PCRF.
On New Year’s Day, 2010 four-year-old Gavin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and his family’s lives were forever changed.
Meet Danny, a fifth grader, who wants to help. Danny's idea was that for a $20 donation, a person could write an inspirational note to a pediatric patient on a white NVRQT ball.
When he was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2012 the thing that kept Leonard in high spirits were the many basketball DVDs he received from friends and family.
We are pleased to announce our 20th Anniversary Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Irvine Valley College. Together we will celebrate 20 years of life-saving research dollars raised at this event in honor of pediatric cancer warriors, patients, and survivors everywhere.
Last year over 34,967 miles were dedicated to pediatric cancer research thanks to the 5,000 runners, walkers, cyclists, sponsors and volunteers that came out from all over Southern California in an effort to Reach for the Cure!
Every year fundraisers have helped PCRF reach our fundraising goals without fail. This year, we aim to celebrate our 20th anniversary with a record-breaking high of $300,000 – to beat last year’s $275,000 achievement – are you in?
Irvine Valley College
7:00AM – Half Marathon (13.1 miles/timed)
7:15AM – 5K Run (3.1 miles/timed)
7:45AM – 10K Run (6.2 miles/timed)
9:30AM – 5K Walk (3.1 miles/untimed)
11:00AM – 1K kids’ fun run (untimed)
Want to Bike the Brick?
Upgrade your registration and join our new Bike Partner, Renegade Racing’s Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo! Step up your Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K with a bike distance that’s best for your ability. With five routes to choose from, you’ll enjoy the best of what Orange County has to offer while “Pedaling to Cure Pediatric Cancer”.
Finish Line Festival
Race Day Activities include packet pickup, race announcements, finisher medals, awards ceremony, exhibitors, food and musical entertainment; PCRF’s famous Kids Zone features petting zoo, bounce houses, obstacle courses, video trucks, face painting, attractions and more.
Interested in being involved in the planning for next year’s race? We’re looking for committee members! It takes a village to put on such a special event, and we could use your help. Share with us your talents, interests, and how you’d like to get involved, and we’ll bring you onto our Race Crew! Contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-859-6312.
SAVE THE 2018 DATE!
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You can argue that pediatric patients only make up 10% of our population, but they are 100% of our future.