Miles for Smiles is named after Mariah Jean Klein, a 4-year-old who lost her courageous 16-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on August 31st, 2008. With this event, Riah’s Rainbow hopes to raise enough funds to be able to brighten children’s faces with smiles and better their quality of life while enduring treatments in hospitals, raise awareness for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, and most importantly, provide funds for research to find a cure for this terminal cancer.
We encourage you to register prior to April 21st, 2014 to ensure you will receive an event t-shirt. However, we will also accept registrants from 7:45-9:00 am on event day. Extra t-shirts will be ordered, but supplies may be limited.
After the run/walk there will be food, beverages, family entertainment, bucket raffles and awareness items available for purchase. The days’ events will conclude around 3:00 pm.
All fees must be accompanied with the donation of an art supply.
Prior to April 21st, Discounted Fees are $20 for adults ages 11 and up, $15 for children 10 and under, or $50 for a family. The fee for participants who register after April 22nd will be $25 for adults / $20 for children under 12 / $55 for families.
What if someone told you that one of the tools to fight childhood cancer is a pair of clippers? Sound ridiculous? Well it’s true! Here at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation we are working on curing childhood cancer one swipe at a time.
Childhood cancer research is severely underfunded each year; St. Baldrick’s is looking to change that by raising funds through head-shaving events worldwide. Volunteers shave their heads at these events to stand in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during treatment.
St. Baldrick’s events have raised approximately $149 million, providing research grants to doctors and scientists at more than 200 institutions to pursue the most promising new cures for childhood cancer, in addition to making clinical trials available to more children than ever. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has hosted more than 5,500 head-shaving events, shaving more than 244,000 heads in 30 countries and 50 U.S. states.
Think about this staggering fact: Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. I hope that you will be able to join us in our efforts to make a difference.
You are officially invited to one of Wisconsin’s premier St. Baldrick’s Foundation events, at Green Bay Preble High School, March 22, 2014, starting at 12:00pm. This event is in its eighth year, and looking to continue a very successful run, having raised an average of $50,000.00 in funds for research each of the last (5) years. Although you may not be able to shave your head, you can help shave the heads of others, or share your story. There are many other ways to participate and we implore you to visit our event website at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/preble2014 for more details. We hope that you will be able to experience the ways the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, with your support, is making a difference and join us as we Shave the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!