The Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California held its annual Kids Walk on Sunday, Sept. 10.

The walk started at Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California headquarters, in Loma Linda, and ended at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

The Kids Walk benefits the families of CCFSC by providing support emotionally, financially, educationally and with emergency assistance.

The 1.5 mile walk was filled with families who have lost a loved one to cancer or currently have a loved one undergoing treatment; families showed their team spirit with decorated t-shirts, banners, posters, pictures and balloons galore. 

“We raised $28,130 at the event and 1,1140 registered walkers came out, which is the most participants we’ve ever had,” said Stephanie Avila, Executive Director at CCFSC. 

An after party was hosted by Loma Linda Cancer Center at Loma Linda University where awards were presented to the youngest walker, most spirited family/team, and most donations received by a family. 

“Every year we walk in memory of my little cousin Sonny and to support the little fighters currently undergoing treatment," said Yucaipa resident, Erica Nevares. "This is my thirteenth year participating and there are so many walkers today. It’s amazing to see this much support for childhood cancer.” 

Remember, September is childhood cancer awareness month. The gold ribbon is the internationally recognized symbol for childhood cancer awareness. 

To keep updated on upcoming events, visit ccfsocal.org.

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