Starry Night Philadelphia
Philadelphia Star Tara and volunteer Whitney enjoyed the event.
Fundraising for Starry Night Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia debut on Oct. 18 with the support of 300 participants. At start time, the event had raised $33,757.
The crowd came to the 8.5K at Cooper River Park to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Anya, Braeden, Brian, Isabel, Julia, Matthew, Spencer, Tanner and Tara.
Participants lit hundreds of lanterns at the end of the event to honor children affected by a brain tumor diagnosis.
A portion of Starry Night Philadelphia’s proceeds will be used to help local families affected by a childhood brain tumor diagnosis. The Starry Night Hero Award went to the Board of Visitors for pediatric brain tumor research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Chris O’Connell of Fox 29 emceed the event and DJ Rick Hernandez, Kid Krashers and the Philly Phanatic entertained the crowd.
As of Oct. 18, the top individual fundraiser was Jill Bookman ($9,475) and the top team fundraiser was Team Tyler ($10,250). The event will continue to raise funds online until Nov. 18.
Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who organized the event, including committee member Whitney Zylstra.
Race results are listed on Bryn Mawr Racing Company’s website