A few weeks ago I was approached by members of the Northern Virginia CureSearch team and was asked to cover their 2011 CureSearch Walk in Fairfax Corner. Having participated in the walk the prior (and inaugural) year, I was more than happy to oblige and was honored to have been asked.
CureSearch is a national non-profit organization supporting childhood cancer research. The money raised by CureSearch is used to help fund the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), which is a network of 200+ hospitals, universities, and cancer centers working together to reach a 100% cure rate for childhood cancer. I encourage all of you to take a bit of time to look into each of these groups and consider making a donation of time or money.
The walk was centered around Fairfax Corner and saw more than 800 participants, a nice boost from the 600 or so the year before. This year’s walk was able to raise more than $80,000, which is an incredible feat for a walk that is only in its second year.
Onto the pictures!
I hope you all enjoy the pictures but also take the time to think about helping out in some way. It’s easier than you think.