Please mark your calendars for the 2020 CHOP Parkway Run and Walk Virtual Edition all September 2020 and join Maren's Fierce Fighter's in this amazing event that directly benefits the Cancer Center at CHOP.
This run is important to us. Maren was diagnosed a month before the 2017 run. We were able to channel our feeling of helplessness into action by creating our Maren's Fierce Fighters Team which raised over $15,000 in two weeks.
Maren finished her first round of treatment and arrived home one day before the run. We decided we should keep her home out of the heat and away from the crowds. Maren woke up and found out that the others had left without her and insisted that she was going to the run as well. She was only a few days post surgery and chemo treatment but she was determined. She put on her hot pink shirt, admired the claw marks on it and was ready to go. We made it to the highway before she started getting sick and had to turn back home. We looked forward to her leading her team.
This year in honor of Maren's spirit and determination, we are asking for you to JOIN us in the Parkway Run and Walk Virtual Edition. We would love to have a sea of hot pink on social media. We know Maren will be with us.
The Parkway Run & Walk is so much more than just a 5K run/2K walk. It’s about a community coming together with one goal: to create a future without pediatric cancer. Although we won’t be gathering with our friends and family on the Parkway, we’ll still be raising funds to find a cure.
Join us today — because a future without cancer begins with us!
Why This Is So Important to Our Team:
Cancer Doesn't Stop, And Neither Will We:The world slowed down, but parents were still hearing the words “your child has cancer.”
Childhood Cancer Cures Begin at CHOP: U.S. News & World Report ranks CHOP’s Cancer Center as the #1 pediatric oncology program in the nation. Every day, CHOP’s Cancer Center team is redefining what a cancer diagnosis means for a child. The center offers the most advanced therapies available anywhere in the world, including cutting-edge clinical trials that reprogram the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.
How You Can Help
Make an Immediate Impact Today:100% of every donation to the 2020 Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition, presented by Citadel, will help CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer, developing new treatments that will improve outcomes for children, and one day may lead to a cure for childhood cancer.