Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: 2015/16 Community Events

THE WHIT WHIT WALK

The Whit Whit Walk

September 18th, 2016

Caumsett State Park, Huntington, NY


Benefitting The Whit Whit Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

2016 Fundraising Goal ~ $150,000

2015 Fundraising Total ~ $82,700

2014 Fundraising Total ~ $47,995

2013 Fundraising Total ~ $42,932

2012 Fundraising Total ~ $62,785

 

About the Walk

The Whit Whit Walk is a family-friendly walkathon that supports pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Since its inception in 2012, the Whit Whit Fund has raised more than $230,000 to find more effective and less toxic treatments for children with cancer. 

 Thank you for your continued support, love and generosity. We are excited to announce that this year's Whit Whit Walk will be celebrating Will Benjamin, a 17-year-old Leukemia survivor and friend. If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at WhitWhitWalk@gmail.com or go to:https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/LloydHarbor/TheWhitWhitWalk

 

Our Story

Whitney Marie was born on September 27, 2011 at 1:02 am as a beautiful, healthy 6 lb. 12 oz. girl. On November 1st, at five-weeks-old, we noticed blood in Whitney's urine and went directly to the emergency room where a sonogram detected a "mass" in her right kidney. At six-weeks-old, Whitney had her entire right kidney removed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the mass was diagnosed as a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney. This extremely rare and aggressive cancer affects young children and only five to ten cases are diagnosed in the US each year. At seven-weeks-old, Whitney started her first chemotherapy treatment.

 After a brave, ten-month battle, Whitney passed away peacefully on October 8, 2012. Although she was here briefly, her life significantly impacted many people around her. She taught us that regardless of the circumstances, we must always BELIEVE!

 

For more information on Whitney Marie Posillico and her family, go to:WhitWhitWalk.org or like the Whit Whit Walk page on Facebook.


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