Thursday, November 04, 2010

Nov. 20 Fun Runs in Hyde Park Village to Benefit Children With Cancer

SUMMARY: An event called “Heel to Heal” that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, is designed to raise funds to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. “Heel to Heal” will feature a 5k Fun Run/Walk and a 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk and Dog Walk as well as a variety of family festivities.

TAMPA — A morning of fun, runs and festivities is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, in Hyde Park Village in Tampa. The event, dubbed “Heel to Heal,” will benefit the Children’s Cancer Center and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

“Heel to Heal is family friendly, and pets are welcome,” organizers said. “There will be complimentary food by Panera Bread, Indigo Coffee, Coca-Cola, Smoothie King and Klondike.”

Admission for adults is $25 per person. For youngsters age 6-12, the cost is $15 each. There is no charge for children age 5 and under. Registration can be completed online at or on the day of the event at 6:45 a.m.

The 5k Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. The 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk and Dog Walk will start at 8:30 a.m.

“In addition, we will host activities in and around the village circle from 9 a.m. to noon,” a spokesperson said.

For more information about “Heel to Heal,” call Tyler Freriks, Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator for the Children’s Cancer Center, at (813) 367-5437 ext. 5 or visit

ABOUT: The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit 501c (3) organization that helps children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders. The Center also helps their families with immediate emotional, financial and educational support necessary to cope with their life threatening illnesses. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation exists to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. The Foundation’s focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted treatments that will lead to the elimination of pediatric cancer worldwide.


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