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Title
Sebastian's RunWalk for a Cure to Benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
Date
09/03/2015
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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. 19, at Veterans Park in Hoover.

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’s Run Walk was created to honor the memory of Sebastian Lemos. Sebastian lived every day to the fullest and his family and friends wanted to continue his legacy with this event. It is the hope of the committee that this Run Walk will help other children facing childhood cancer live their lives to the fullest. In honor of Sebastian, all participants are encouraged to wear camo because Sebastian loved camouflage.

Tickets are $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 kelley.olis@childrensal.org or calling 205-638-9008.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.

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