About Starry Night

Starry Night is a national fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation that builds a community of support for kids battling one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.

More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with a brain tumor. Every one of the 28,000 steps in Starry Night’s 8.5K walk/run shines light on their illness and raises much needed funds for lifesaving medical research and life-changing family support programs.

There are lots of ways to help! Form a fundraising team with friends, families and colleagues, or sign on as a volunteer or corporate sponsor.

These efforts will be celebrated at Starry Night walk/runs. At each evening event, participants will light the nighttime sky with thousands of lanterns to symbolize hope for a cure and honor our Stars, children with brain tumors.

Participants may choose to complete the two-loop 8.5K course as an individual or as part of a two-person relay team, with each team member completing one lap.

Be a Rising Star

Become a Rising Star by raising $100 or more and receive a collectible Starry Night T-shirt, lantern and a wristband for food at the event.

Raise $1,000 or more to become a member of our Shining Stars Club. In addition to your event T-shirt, lantern and food wristband, you’ll also get a long-sleeve Starry Night T-shirt for your incredible impact!

Our mission

Starry Night supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s mission to eliminate the challenges of childhood cancer. Our events:

  • Fund research to find the cause of and cure for pediatric brain tumors
  • Increase public awareness about the severity and prevalence of one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer
  • Aid in the early detection and treatment of this disease
  • Support a national database on all primary brain tumors
  • Provide educational and emotional support for patients and families

We are moving to shine a light for our kids. Join us!