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Michigan man bikes Route 66 for pediatric cancer

By Patrick Baron, WJBC BLOOMINGTON (www.wjbc.com) – In an effort to raise money for a cure for pediatric cancer and raise awareness, a man from Michigan is riding along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. Mark Linder is biking Route 66 in honor of his son, Kevin, who died of pediatric cancer.(Patrick Baron/WJBC) …

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Margaret Ultimate Hiker

Bone Marrow Donor Trains Ultimate Hike Team to Hike 25.5 Miles

In just a few weeks, Margaret Fenlon will lace up her boots and start training a team of hikers from Rochester to trek 25.5 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail in just one day. It isn’t the first time she’s done something big to fight children’s cancer – she’s participated in the CureSearch Ultimate Hike …

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Will Busby

Childhood Cancer Survivor to Spend 12th Birthday Volunteering at 28-Mile Charity Hike

Eleven-year-old Will Busby first heard of CureSearch’s Ultimate Hike seven years ago, when his father, Jeff, starting raising funds and training for a 28.3-mile trek to be completed in one day. The family was well aware of the need for funding for children’s cancer research, as four-year-old Will had been diagnosed with high risk acute …

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Dr Petrillo

Meet Dr. Petrillo, Ultimate Hiker and Children’s Cancer Research Champion

This time last year, Doctor Toni Petrillo was training to lace up her hiking boots for CureSearch’s Ultimate Hike. On a daily basis, Petrillo treats children in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, but she felt she could do more, so she signed up for the ultimate adventure – hiking 28.3 …

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Team Alisa

Legacy of Cancer-Stricken Teen Inspires Participants, Volunteers for Upcoming Fundraiser

For Immediate Release Contact: Michelle McGhee, Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2210 | michelle.mcghee@curesearch.org Family of Alisa Finley to take part in children’s cancer research event Commerce City, CO – As a rising junior at Colby High School in Colby, Kan., 16-year-old Alisa Finley spent the summer of 2012 training for the school dance team. She …

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Lois Fennema

Baking Banana Bread to Raise Awareness for Cancer

Lois Fennema lives in Lansing, Illinois with her husband, Jeff. They have three married children, one granddaughter, one grandson and another grandchild on the way! She works in her church office, cleans condos, assists with bookwork for Jeff’s business and has the privilege of babysitting. The most important thing you should know about her: she …

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Former Kidney Donor Hikes to Honor Young Cancer Superheroes

“I didn’t know much about how important kidneys were until my mother-in-law’s kidneys failed.” Before Kris Oien began her Ultimate Hike journey, she first had her own personal journey with kidney donation. It began when she found out that her mother-in-law, who meant the world to her, needed a new kidney. Kris would have done …

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