Each day, more than 250 children lose their battle with cancer. It is the #1 cause of death by disease in children. Yet, all pediatric cancers combined receive less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research.
That is why CBS 11 is partnering with the North Texas Business Alliance and Southwest Kia for the second annual Pulling Together a Texas-sized tug-of-war to fight pediatric cancer. Teams from across Dallas-Fort Worth will face off in this epic battle, each raising at least $10,000 in donations for Children’s Cancer Fund.
WHAT IS CHILDREN’S CANCER FUND?
Children’s Cancer Fund is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas that raises funds to benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment programs in North Texas. http://www.childrenscancerfund.com/
HOW CAN I HELP?
If you’d like to sponsor a team, please visit this page.
Or mail checks payable to Children’s Cancer Fund to:
4201 Spring Valley, Suite 370
Dallas, Texas 75244
WHEN/WHERE IS THE EVENT?
Saturday, Sept. 14 at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway in Grand Prairie
Two miles south of Interstate-20, use the Great Southwest Parkway exit. Or, from Highway 360, head east on Mildred Walker Parkway.
Take the Great Southwest Parkway exit, head south. Turn slightly right onto Lakeridge Parkway. The park is located on the east side of Lake Ridge Parkway.
From Hwy 360:
Head south on Hwy 360 across I-20. The freeway will end, but continue south on the service road. Turn Left (east) on Camp Wisdom. Turn Right (south) on Lake Ridge Parkway. The park is located on the east side of Lake Ridge Parkway.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE EVENT?
Spectators of all ages are welcome. This is a kid-friendly event. There will be music, activities for children and more! But we do ask that you please leave your pets at home.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. Visitors are welcome to bring a swimsuit and hop in the lake, but there will not be a lifeguard on duty. Coolers and outside food and beverages are welcome, but glass containers are not allowed. Food will also be available for purchase during the event.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Admission and parking for the event are free. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
This is a “rain or shine” event, except in the event of severe weather. Be sure to check the weather forecast before heading out to the event.