"Conquering children's cancer together" is the theme of the inaugural New Orleans CureSearch Walk scheduled on Saturday (May 1) in Audubon Park, says recruitment chair and Tulane student Ashley Kiefer.
Walkers will be raising funds for childhood cancer research, as well as celebrating and honoring children from the New Orleans area who have been affected by cancer.
CureSearch funds the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children's Oncology Group, medical professionals at more than 200 hospitals nationwide who treat more than 90 percent of children with cancer in the United States. Tulane Medical Center is a member of the Children's Oncology Group.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Shelter 10 near the Newman Bandstand in the park. The opening ceremony and walk begin at 9 a.m., with prizes, music, food and other activities for families.
Click here to register as an individual, join an existing team, form a new team, or make a donation. For additional information, e-mail Kiefer.
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children. Each year, 13,500 children and adolescents under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer, according to the CureSearch organization.