Starry Night Houston
Star Mandy and her family smiled for the camera during the 8.5K.
Fundraising for Starry Night Houston 2014 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success for our Stars!
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Starry Night, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s new walk/run that shines a light on children with brain tumors, made its Houston debut on Nov. 15. At start time, the event had raised $14,743.
The crowd came to the 8.5K at Discovery Green to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Mandy, Taylor, Tobin and Trent.
“Mandy chose this event to celebrate her 13th birthday. Being at Starry Night was something that was important to her,” says Star Mandy’s mom, Karen. “We are so happy to be here.”
Close to 200 participants lit 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 Houston’s proceeds will be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital for a family services program for children with brain tumors. The Starry Night Hero Award went to Addi’s Faith Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for pediatric brain tumor research and providing financial assistance to families struggling to care for a child with cancer.
Hope Koehler, Starry Night Houston committee chair and mother of Star Trent, emceed the event. Alisha’s Quartet and The Voice finalist Jake Worthington entertained the crowd.
As of Nov. 15, the top individual fundraiser was Mandy Richardson ($1,335) and the top team was The Rad 8 ($1,823). The event will continue to raise funds online until Dec. 15.
Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who organized the event.
Race results are listed on Run Houston Timing’s website.