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A New Silicon Valley Thanksgiving Tradition: The KidsSTRONG Amazing Race to Help Kids with Cancer

November 22, 2010

Because cancer doesn’t take a holiday, Christine Falsetti is determined to use the Thanksgiving holiday as a way to raise money and awareness for children with cancer and their families.

Falsetti is founder and CEO of KidsSTRONG, a non-profit that seeks to offer emotional and informational support to families that are facing the awful reality of a child with cancer. Her own 7-year-old son, Ben, died five years ago this year after a nine-month battle with the disease. A few years ago she and other families who had been through the same experience founded KidsSTRONG. You can read more about the organization and the race at http://losaltos.patch.com/articles/kidsstrong-race-to-help-kids-with-cancer-a-new-thanksgiving-tradition.

You don’t need to live in the Silicon Valley to participate; some racers are running or walking wherever they live in the country, so they can help raise money for this great organization. Go to http://www.kidsstrong.org/cms/take-action/kidsstrong-amazing-race to learn more.

 

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