On May 17, almost 300 people gathered at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the 4th annual West Palm Beach CureSearch Walk. The event raised over $26,000 for children’s cancer research and brought together families, friends, and children affected by childhood cancer.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel was in attendance and spoke to the crowd and was welcomed by CureSearch Community Development Manager Besty Langan, who introduced Frankel as the representative of “Florida’s 22nd congressional district, which stretches from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton to West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. She is the first woman to represent Florida’s 22nd district. Prior to her election, she served as Mayor of West Palm Beach and in the Florida state legislature where she rose to become the first Democratic woman minority leader.” After Congressperson Frankel’s introduction, the Walk recognized all those children currently facing cancer treatment, and those who are survivors. The event also recognized those children who lost their battles with cancer.
Children of all ages enjoyed a day of activities, including face painting from Ashlie Fitting, dance performances by Dance Tonight, photography from Babilonia Photography and food trucks from Caribbean Heat. After the walk, participants enjoyed dancing to entertainment from World Class Entertainment D and Pakin Entertainment. St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital participated in the event, and Dr. Gowda presented medals to recognize the courage of children who have battled or continue to battle cancer.
The Walk committee and West Palm Beach community are already looking forward to next year’s event and to continuing to celebrate their heroes in treatment while raising critical funds for children’s cancer research.
Join your local Walk by visiting www.CureSearchWalk.org.