Children’s Cancer Research Fund® Eighth Annual Time To Fly® Raises More Than $200,000

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Children's Cancer Research Fund's annual Time to Fly family event and walk/run celebrates the lives of cancer patients, and promotes University of Minnesota’s cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. Families and friends form teams in honor of a child in their life who has battled cancer to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

The eighth annual Children’s Cancer Research Fund Time to Fly, presented by Delta Air Lines, was held Saturday, June 26, at St. Paul’s Harriet Island Regional Park. The event, now in its eighth year, drew thousands of supporters, many of whom formed teams to honor a child who battled cancer. More than 2,000 people helped raise more than $200,000 to fund cutting-edge pediatric cancer research at the University of Minnesota.

“Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities had a great time raising money for research,” said John Hallberg, CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund. ”Every step they took will bring us closer to a cure for pediatric cancer, as we support doctors who are changing the way cancer is treated worldwide.”

More than 80 teams participated in the event, inspired by children who have been diagnosed with cancer. The largest family team was the Eye Love Retinoblastoma Survivors, with more than 120 members. The top fund-raising team was Team Drew, inspired by young Drew Giuliani, a four-time retinoblastoma survivor. Team Drew raised more than $15,000. The top individual fundraiser was Breanna Serakos who brought in nearly $7,000 personally and received the Beth Shultis Memorial award for her efforts.

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