Whit's Way 2018
Whit Whit Walk
September 23, 2018 8:30am
Caumsett State Park,
Benefitting The Whit Whit Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering
2018 Fundraising Goal ~ $150,000
2017 Fundraising Total ~ $230,000
2016 Fundraising Total ~ $160,000
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 $620,000 to find more effective and less toxic treatments for children with cancer.
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: www.WhitsWay.org.