Kemptville – Neon Night for Childhood Cancer is coming to Kemptville for the third time this September 24th from 7 pm to 9 pm. The event, hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, will raise money for childhood cancer research and family transportation services for children living with cancer. Last year’s run saw more than 650 participants raised over $50,000, and we look forward to another fun successful event.
Registration for Neon Night is now open at a pre-event price of $40 ($50 event day), or $10 for children aged fifteen and younger. There is also a $90 family registration fee covering two adults and up to three kids.
There will be a 5k fun run, as well as a 2k walk for families with young children. The event is an opportunity for communities to rally together in the fight against childhood cancers, celebrate childhood cancer survivors and remember those children who have lost their lives to the disease. Every year, 860 Canadians between the ages of birth and fourteen are diagnosed with cancer. While the rate of diagnosis has remained stable over the last few decades, child cancer death rates have declined by fifty per cent since 1985 thanks to innovative research. Today, eighty-three per cent of childhood cancer patients will survive at least five years after their diagnosis. By supporting Neon Night, you can help fund the continuing development of more effective childhood cancer treatments.
We are also looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer at the Neon Night. To register or volunteer, please visit cancer.ca/neonnightkemptville, or by calling the FLA & The Waterways office of the Canadian Cancer Society at 613-384-2361 / 1-866-877-0309. Anyone who registers before September 1 will be guaranteed to receive a free Neon Night t-shirt in their size.