Press release from the North Henderson High School’s Student Government Association:
North Henderson High School has joined forces with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Vs. Cancer program to defeat childhood brain cancer – the deadliest disease affecting children in the United States.
North Henderson High School will hold a community-wide ‘Knights Vs Cancer’ event on May 26 from 5-10 pm on school grounds. Join us for food, drinks, activities, and ceremonies that will be held throughout the night to raise money for the Vs. Cancer foundation. Last year’s event raised over 19,000 dollars, and since the event’s beginnings in May 2009, North Henderson has raised over 200,000 dollars so far!
Started by a pediatric brain cancer survivor and former collegiate athlete, Vs. Cancer empowers any sports team, any athlete, and any community to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund local hospital programs for children battling brain tumors and other cancers, financial assistance and critical resources for patient families nationwide, and groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors – the deadliest form of pediatric cancer.
In partnership with Vs. North Henderson High School has selected the pediatric oncology unit at Mission’s Children’s Hospital to receive a portion of the funds they raise. Thanks to the generous support of friends, family and fans, the team is on its way to meeting their fundraising goal. You can contribute by making a donation on the North Henderson High School’s webpage or attending our festival on May 26th from 5-10pm.
Dave Mays, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Senior Vs. Cancer Campaign Manager understands how vital these students are to the nonprofit’s mission. “Vs. Cancer supporters are changing the game for children with cancer. Brain cancer is the deadliest and most common form of cancer in children under 15, but each Vs. Cancer event gets us one step closer to a cure. Together we are fighting for healthier, happier futures.”
About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Every day, 13 children and teens are diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest and most common form of cancer in kids under 15. Every day after, they are in a fight for their life. It’s a fight the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is here to help families win. A leader in the brain tumor and childhood cancer communities, PBTF’s mission of Care. Cure. Thrive. reflects its commitment to curing all pediatric brain tumors and transforming how children and their families are cared for. Since 1991, PBTF has provided strategic leadership and funding to accelerate the number of targeted therapies for children battling brain tumors today, while equipping families with the patient-family education, financial relief, and emotional support they need to navigate their child’s journey. The Vs. Cancer Foundation merged with the PBTF in 2016 and now is a signature fundraising campaign of the nonprofit. A world without childhood brain tumors is possible when we work together to put kids first. Learn more
at www.curethekids.org. To get involved with Vs. Cancer, visit www.vs-cancer.org.