Starry Night Atlanta
Fundraising for Starry Night Atlanta 2014 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success for our Stars!
Donate now to shine a light on kids with brain tumors.
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Starry Night Atlanta participants walked and ran to support children who have battled a brain tumor.
Starry Night, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s new walk/run that shines a light on children with brain tumors, made its Atlanta debut on Nov. 8 with the support of 700 participants. At start time, the event had raised $100,000.
The crowd came to the 8.5K at Centennial Olympic Park to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Allie, Ascher, Ashley, Branden, Christopher, Elizabeth Grace, Gracie, Inonege, Jacob, Katie, Mariyah, Michael, Reese, Sarah, Sean, Stacey, Taylor and Tyler.
"The [Brain Tumor Foundation for Children] helped me when I was going through treatment, one on one. The [Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation] has funded the research to help us,” said Star Christopher Berger. “Finally seeing them together is great. This event brings all that to fruition.”
Participants lit hundreds of lanterns at the end of the event to honor children affected by a brain tumor diagnosis, including many who are no longer with us.
A portion of Starry Night Atlanta’s proceeds will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for a family services program for children with brain tumors. The Starry Night Hero Award went to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides trips to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses.
Kristin Klingshirn of the Bert Show and Nikky Williams of Say Yes to the Dress emceed the event. Q100 and Business Casual entertained the crowd.
As of Nov. 8, the top individual fundraiser was Shannon Sugarman ($5,805) and the top team was Rose Buds ($10,311). The event will continue to raise funds online until Dec. 8.
Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who organized the event, including committee members Deborah Hills and Brenda Boswell.
Race results are listed on Georgia Runner’s website.