Starry Night San Francisco

Fundraising for Starry Night San Francisco 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.

When registration for the 2015 event opens, we’ll notify past participants by email. Sign up here for updates, then check the Starry Night box.

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Star Ashley Yu sported her Capes4Heroes cape while running the 8.5K.

Starry Night, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s new walk/run that shines a light on children with brain tumors, made its San Francisco debut on Nov. 8 with the support of 175 participants. At start time, the event had raised $16,000.

The crowd came to the 8.5K at Lake Merced to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Alexandra, Ashley, Brittany, Emily, Gabby, Madeline and Marissa.

“What an incredible opportunity for everyone to come together and raise awareness for the families in San Francisco,” said Star Brittany.

Dr. Nalin Gupta of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital told the crowd, “I am so excited to see so many of the UCSF families in attendance on such an important day.” A portion of Starry Night San Francisco’s proceeds will be donated to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital for a family services program for children with brain tumors.

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.

The Starry Night Hero Award went to Capes4Heroes for its efforts to empower kids with disabilities and kids with life-threatening illnesses with custom superhero capes.

Noah Jacobson of Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter at San Francisco State emceed the event and Blind Lemon Pledge and Great Highway entertained the crowd. Cabrio Taxi pedicabs gave rides to the Stars at the events.

As of Nov. 8, the top individual fundraiser was Brittany Lawton ($2,025) and the top team was Joggin’ Noggins ($5,800).

Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who organized the event.

Race results are listed on Racemine’s website.