November 17, 2017

Dedicated to Our Little Warriors

Kids Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded in 2001 whose mission is to provide hope and support to local children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders. We accomplish this by providing compassionate, easily accessible, supportive care services.

The Kids Cancer Foundation provides hope and support to our young patients and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer their childhood days quickly change to be filled with chemo and endless doctor and hospital visits. Life not only changes for the child but for the entire family.

Doctors and Nurses work hard to cure the cancer but families need more than just medical help to get through this stressful and fearful time in their lives. This is where Kids Cancer Foundation steps in to fill this void.



11th Annual Kids For Cancer Golf Tournament

2017 KFC Golf Tournament Cover

Event Details:
Friday, October 27th, 2017
Wanderer’s Club, 1900 Aero Club Drive Wellington, FL 33414
Shotgun Start: 8:30am
Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction: 12:30pm
Single Player: $150 before Oct.6th & $175 after Oct.6th
Foursome: $600 before Oct. 6th & $650 after Oct. 6th
Lunch only: $40

Event Schedule
Friday, October 27, 2017
7:30 am Registration
8:30 am Shotgun Start
12:30 pm Awards Luncheon

Players entry fees include: Greens fees, golf cart, boxed breakfast, participation in tournament and hole competitions which include: Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive.

Players will also receive a gift bag and admission to the post tournament awards luncheon and silent auction.

2017 KCF Golf Tournament Details
2017 KFC Golf Tournament Brochure
2017 Golf Tournament Sponsor Opportunities
2017 Golf Tournament Raffle & Auction Information

For more information, to donate auction items, to register or for Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Michelle O’Boyle at: 561-371-1298 or michelle@kidscancersf.org

   


Wellington 10 Miler and Sebastian’s 5K Walk/Run

Tiger Shark Cove Park
Sunday, October 29th, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

10 Mikler Logo

On Sunday, October 29th, 2017, The Wellington Runners Club, a 501(c3) charity, presents the 13th Annual Wellington 10 Miler, Sebastian’s 5k Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run to benefit the Kid’s Cancer Foundation.

The Wellington 10 Miler is designed to be the perfect fall tune up race for those training for fall half and full marathons. A new 10 Miler course this year begins at Tiger Shark Cove Park and runs through the Village of Wellington’s beautiful and scenic Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat located on Flying Cow Road. The run is a combination of paved path, shell rock road and boardwalks through the wetland habitat.

For those running the 5k, come set your fall PR on our flat, fast course. The 5k Walk and a free kid’s fun run after the race makes this a great family event. Race proceeds benefit the Kids Cancer Foundation.

**New this year: 10 Miler Tower Challenge – Climb the tower in the preserve and recieve an extra medal. ** This category is does not have age group awards.

Race in Memory of a Wellington Boy brings hope to Local Children Battling Cancer
Sebastian Sarmiento was a courageous 9 year old who bravely battled cancer and endured more in his brief life than any one person should. Despite all the hardship he faced during his battle with cancer, Sebastian never gave up hope and showed all those who were fortunate enough to know him the true meaning of courage. He truly was a warrior, and the Kids Cancer Foundation and the Wellington Runner’s Club are honored to have this 5K race named in his memory. The family’s hope is that the funds generated by this race will help other families in our community who are facing the battle against childhood cancer and help make their journey a little easier.

This year the Kids Cancer Foundation is putting together a team to walk/run the 5K if you are interested in joining our team contact Michelle at: 561-371-1298 or email her at: michelle@kidscancersf.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Nic Roldan – Kids Cancer Foundation Ambassador

Nic Roldan, Kids Cancer Foundation AmbassadorFueled by intensity, passion and raw talent, Nic Roldan has become one of the top professional polo players in the world today and holds many of the highest accolades prized by the adrenaline-charged sport.

Born in Buenos Aires and raised in the U.S. and Brunei, the fourth generation polo player remembers swinging a polo mallet by age four. Nic captured his first major win – the coveted U.S. Open Polo Championship in 1998 with team Escue shortly after reaching professional status at age 14.
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Amy Speck-Kern – Kids Cancer Foundation Ambassador

For Amy Speck-Kern, dressage is a passion that gave her the inspiration to overcome childhood cancer. This passion, combined with cutting edge treatment protocols and the support of her family, friends, and outreach groups, allowed her to defeat Acute Myleoid Leukemia (AML) and pursue her dream of a successful FEI dressage career.

“I know that I’m here because of the research,” said Speck-Kern. “The disease and course of treatment inspired me to pursue my passion, and find a way to give back to the cause that has made it possible.” Her passion can be found in the saddle, astride thousand-pound dressage horses she teaches to move and dance in tandem with their riders. Now a professional FEI dressage trainer in Loxahatchee, Florida, she rides, trains, shows, and competes on Wellington’s prestigious international show circuit. After learning from and working with some of the best trainers in the industry, Amy founded Excel Dressage and, leading into the 2016 show season, has begun the process of giving back to childhood cancer research.


Photo credit: SusanJStickle.com