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BIRMINGHAM – Families and friends will have the opportunity to join others in the fight against childhood cancer at Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Town of Mt Laurel.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k RunWalk begins at 8:30 a.m. The one mile Kids’ Fun Run/Family Walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants can choose to walk individually or create a team to honor a patient, participate as a company or school, or walk with friends. Participants will be able to enjoy food and kids’ activities and honor Sebastian and all other children who are facing childhood cancer. This event will benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and bring together supporters of all ages.
Sebastian Lemos was a brave young boy who loved to play soccer and watch out for his younger sister, Isabela. He was diagnosed with Central Nervous System (CNS) Sarcoma, a rare tumor in children, at 4 years old. For more than three years, Sebastian courageously faced doctor appointments and many different treatments. Unfortunately, he lost his battle with cancer in 2008. In 2009, his family and friends started Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure to honor his memory by raising money to help other children.
Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. Sponsorship opportunities and online registration can be found at www.sebastiansrunwalk.org. More information is available by contacting Kelley Olis at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 205.638.9008.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient visits and experienced nearly 14,000 inpatient days at Children’s, coming from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and is ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.