The start of September marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Vs. Cancer 4-Mile Challenge! The 4-Mile Challenge aims to bring awareness to the fact that only 4% of federal cancer research funding is designated to pediatric cancers, with even less going to pediatric brain tumors – the deadliest form of childhood cancer. We encourage individuals or teams to sign up through our quick and easy registration process! Here is how to get started:
1. Register as an individual or start your running team HERE. Make sure to claim your fundraising page! A link to it will be emailed to you.
2. Rally your friends, family, and teammates to also run for the kids, or ask them to donate to your fundraising efforts!
3. Set a date for your run! You have until October 31.
4. Share the link to your fundraising page on social media and send it to friends and family.
5. Join our 4-Mile Challenge Facebook Group to stay up to date on the challenge and everything Vs. Cancer!
Our seven Challenge Leaders, representing different sports and schools across the nation, have kicked things off and are asking you to join them!
Many athletes’ seasons have been canceled due to COVID-19, but that does not mean you can’t stay active with your teammates! This Challenge is the perfect way to help children battling cancer get the support they need and for you to stay connected with your team.
Rally your friends, family, teammates, and coaches to join your run and help us get one stride closer to curing pediatric brain tumors. Share photos from your run on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and be sure to tag us!
So sign up, tie your shoelaces and start running! We need your help to #CancelKidsCancer!
Please follow your state and local government safety guidelines with regards to masks, social distancing, and group gathering size while running.
Vs. Cancer empowers any sports team, any athlete and any community to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, proceeds help fund child life programs in local hospitals and lifesaving pediatric brain tumor research.