Fundraiser walk held in Eisenhower Park to benefit Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

A walking fundraiser was held at Eisenhower Park on Sunday to benefit the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2021, 4:27 PM

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A walking fundraiser was held at Eisenhower Park on Sunday to benefit the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.
News 12’s Antionette Biordi hosted the event and walked with families and supporters.
The organization had to cancel last year's walk because of the pandemic, but they were back and better than ever this weekend.
The event took place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Many of the families who took part have children who are living with brain tumors. They say being at the event helps other families know that they're not alone in these fights.
Cristhian Jimenez, of Copiague, is only 6 years old, but already he is a survivor— he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Doctors removed 80% of it in a 9-hour surgery when he was just a year and a half.
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation aims to help families find support during these difficult diagnoses.

“It's a diagnosis that lasts a lifetime, the cognitive changes emotional changes - without this support, families can really feel lost and alone,” says Stacia Wagner, the president of the foundation.
Organizers say they hoped to raise $50,000 from Sunday’s walk, and the money will go to funding programs and research to find a cure.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, click here.


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