Welcome to My Kids Walk Page
Did you know that I had cancer when I was just six years old? I missed two years of school while I was being treated with chemotherapy and radiation at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I lost all of my hair and was very sick for a long time. I don’t want other kids to have to go through what I went through. I do as much as I can to help kids who are battling cancer.
I am writing to you to tell you about Kids Walk MSK for Kids with Cancer. Kids Walk is when a lot of people come out and walk in Central Park and raise money for research for kid’s cancer. Last year, we raised $1,300,000 just by walking in Central Park! This will be my 5th year walking in Kids Walk. This year, me and my BFF, Ella Gershon, became the youngest members of the Kids Walk Student Board at Memorial Sloan Kettering. We meet at the hospital once a month and try to think of ways to get more students involved in the walk. I am visiting schools like Sacred Heart and Ella’s school Chapin to tell them why Kids Walk is important to me. I hope that I can encourage them to walk with me or their school. Kids Walk is important to me mainly because it’s a great day to let kids with cancer know that they are not alone while they battle cancer. It’s also a lot of fun. At my school, I am helping to organize a school wide fundraiser. We will donate the money to Kids Walk.
Please sign up for the walk and make a donation to me and my team, Team Roar, so that we can cure cancer. Every donation big or small helps. Just think how much fun we will have at Kids Walk together. Thank you for donating and for walking with me!
Love,Scarlett (now 12 years old)