If you received the unimaginable news that your child had cancer, would you know where to turn? Support exists right here in the Santa Clarita Valley with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. To help support the Foundation and families battling pediatric cancer, plan to take part in the 7th Annual Walk for Kids with Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium. For more information and to register, go to http://2017walk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1167425.
Sponsored by Boston Scientific and Scorpion, the annual fundraiser offers hope to those who may feel there is none. All funds raised from the walk go directly to support the Michael Hoefflin Foundation and its services. Last year’s event raised $95,000—this year, the Foundation hopes to raise $100,000.
You may start your own team or join an existing one. Registration is $25. The event is meant for everyone, regardless of fitness level. You may also donate online toward this event if you are not able to participate. All participants receive a complimentary reusable grocery sack. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive an event t-shirt.
“The only way we can fight pediatric cancer is by banding together,” said Gillian Stone, executive director of MHF. “Every year, so many generous neighbors from throughout our community come to participate in and support this event. To all of you, we are forever grateful.”
The event will begin at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. The fundraiser will take place rain or shine. No dogs allowed.
Throughout the year, the Foundation helps families in many ways, including providing gas and grocery assistance, support group meetings, and family outings — aid crucial to families dealing with the emotional and unexpected financial burden of cancer.