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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:52 AM

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  A Gold Ribbon in September stands for kids with cancer.  An opportunity is available to you to raise awareness and support for these special kids.
On Sept. 16, an event called CureSearch Walk is being held in Columbus to raise funds for an organization called CureSearch.  This is a nonprofit organization that funds life saving research through more than 200 children’s cancer centers such as Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Toledo Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Hospital.  CureSearch is a research organization that is strictly dedicated to research of children’s cancers. Ninety-six percent of all money raised goes directly to research.
I will be attending the CureSearch Walk in Columbus on 9/16 in memory of my granddaughter, Alivia. She passed May 23, 2011, at the age of 3 from cancer. I have formed a team called Beanie’s Bunch.  Please visit to register to walk or to donate. The Walk is at Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus.  Registration is noon to 1 p.m.  The Event is from 1-4 p.m. 
Also on this website are the dates of other walks in the area.
One of Alivia’s frequent statements to me was “I will help you.” In her memory, “I will help you” by raising money and raising awareness for the need to find cures for children’s cancers.
Betty Shobe


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