RunWalk for a Cure to benefit Center for Childhood Cancer

Published 3:03 pm Friday, September 2, 2016

From Staff Reports

HOOVER  – Families and friends will have the opportunity to join others in the fight against childhood cancer at Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Veterans Park in Hoover.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the 5k RunWalk begins at 8:30 a.m.

The one-mile Kids’ Fun Run/Family Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m.

Participants can choose to walk individually or create a team to honor a patient, participate as a company or school, or walk with friends.

Participants will be able to enjoy food and kids’ activities and honor Sebastian and all other children who are facing childhood cancer.

This event will benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and bring together supporters of all ages.

Sebastian’s RunWalk was created to honor the memory of Sebastian Lemos. Sebastian lived every day to the fullest, and his family and friends wanted to continue his legacy with this event. It is the hope of the committee that this RunWalk will help other children facing childhood cancer live their lives to the fullest.

In honor of Sebastian, all participants are encouraged to wear camo because Sebastian loved camouflage.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. Sponsorship opportunities and online registration can be found at More information is available by contacting Kelley Olis at or calling 205-638-9008.

Children’s of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States.

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama is the state’s only comprehensive center for pediatric cancer and other blood disorders, treating 90 percent of all such patients diagnosed in Alabama.

Specialized pediatric services exist for all forms of childhood cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases in the state.

The center is a partnership between Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. The ACCCBD is home to the only pediatric programs in blood and marrow transplantation, childhood cancer survivorship, developmental cancer therapeutics, pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric hemophilia and sickle cell disease in the state of Alabama.

The cancer program is ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report.

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