Starry Night Atlanta 8.5K
For the final Starry Night of the year, walkers and runners at the Nov. 7 Starry Night Atlanta 8.5K raised more than $120,000 to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Bryson's Bunch rallied around Star Bryson
at the Nov. 7 Starry Night Atlanta 8.5K.
At start time, the event had raised $120,171 to help fund the foundation’s lifesaving research and life-changing family support programs.
More than 600 supporters gathered for the evening walk/run at Centennial Olympic Park to honor local children with brain tumors, our Stars: Andrea, Anna, Ascher, Ashley, Axton, Bryson, Calla, Caroline, Christopher, Courtney, Cristian, Dana, Dominic, Emily, Frederick, Gina, Inonege, Jacob (J.J.), Juan, Katie P., Katie S., Lauren, Lillyauhna, Lincoln, Nicholas, Phillip, Quentin, Sarah G., Sarah M., Shaye, Skylar and Taylor.
Family members represented the following Stars who have passed away: Ana, Bianka, Blake, Brody, Hanna, Jayden, Madi, Malek, Matthew, Matty, Meredith, Peyton, Rose, Ryan and Sophie.
Stars Katie Proctor and Christopher Berger were honored as PBTF scholarship recipients. The event’s Hero Award honored Jocelyn Dorsey , an anchor and producer at Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, WSB-TV 2, who is a long-time PBTF volunteer and Ride for Kids supporter and emcee.
As of Nov. 10, the top fundraiser was Dana McNally ($5,140), and the top team was Brady’s Run with the Stars ($13,840).
The event will continue to raise funds online until Dec. 7.
A special thank you to the dedicated volunteers who organized the event, including leadership committee chair Deborah Hills, Jonathan Sheridan, Abby Kelley, Alyssa Castillo-Keith, Denise Hoegler, Dana McNally and Pressley Chakales.
A thank you also goes out to emcees Kristin Klingshirn and Monica Kaufman-Pearson , and to the many who provided entertainment, inlcluding ShoutATL for their bouncy houses and giant slide, DJ Marshall Mixer and the 501st Legion’s Star Wars Storm Troopers.
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!
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