On Sunday, September 29, 2013, thousands will gather on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk. In the crowd you'll find moms, dads, sisters, brothers and best friends who are there to honor their heroes: children fighting cancer, and those whose lives were cut short by their disease. The run is the largest annual fundraiser for cancer research and survivorship programs at the Cancer Center at CHOP.
Several Parkway Run & Walk Patient Ambassadors are representing CHOP during the event and all of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by spreading the word about the importance of fundraising for childhood cancer research. Meet some of the Ambassadors, our heroes in the fight against childhood cancer.
Antonio was a 15-year-old soccer goalie when he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer.
Shawn turned five the same day his parents learned he had the most common childhood cancer, leukemia.
Courtney learned how strong she really was after a serious diagnosis.
September's Parkway Run will mark one year since Joey's cancer diagnosis.
In less than 48 hours, Hailey went from happy, healthy toddler, to cancer patient at CHOP.
After two weeks of strange symptoms, a CT scan revealed a tumor in 2-year-old Jake's brain.
Mary's friends and family will walk for her at the Parkway Run & Walk, decked out in pink tutus.
Callum's experience inspired him to consider a career as a pharmacist, following in the footsteps of a favorite member of his medical team.
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