Starry Night San Francisco 8.5K
More than 300 supporters gathered on Oct. 10 for the Starry Night San Francisco 8.5K, benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
At start time, the event had raised $43,214 to help fund the foundation’s lifesaving research and life-changing family support programs.
The crowd gathered for the evening walk/run at Lake Merced to honor local children with brain tumors, our Stars: Audrey, Ashley, Brittany, Brooklynn, Emily, Ethan, Hugo and Isla. Stars Gabrielle, Jeffrey and Natasha, who have passed, were represented by family members.
Starry Night San Francisco’s Hero Awards honored Dr. Mitchel Berger, chair of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Child Life Team.
As of Oct. 13, the top fundraiser was Brittany Lawton ($5,000) and the top team was Joggin’ Noggins ($9,257).
The San Francisco event will continue to raise funds online until Nov. 10.
Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who organized the event, including the chair, Brittany Lawton, and committee members Ashley Yu, Samantha Ip, Christine Rubio, Lina Isa, Erin Resch and Jennifer Jorge.
A thank you also goes out to emcee Noah Jacobson of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and to DJ Paul Webb, who provided entertainment.
Watch a thank-you message from Dr. Mitch Berger of UCSF:
Starry Night 8.5K events raise funds for research to combat more than 100 types of childhood brain tumors. They also support services for families at a local hospital or community organization.
Starry Night 8.5K events rely heavily on local partners to help spread the word about one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. If you’re interested in learning more about Starry Night partnership opportunities, contact us!