Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatment areas at BC Children's Hospital. On Sunday June 3rd, 2012, the 27th annual ChildRun presented by the Wilson Family will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on a scenic 5 km route through Queen Elizabeth Park or the Thrifty Foods 1 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival celebration.
A portion of the funds rasised will go toward research to find better ways to treat and cure children with cancer. Dr. Kirk Schultz, a world-renowned researcher-clinician and director of the Childhood Cancer & Blood Research team in the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital, is evaluating a new immune therapy for leukemia based on the work of his clinical teams at Children's Hospital and the research institute. He is one of the many accomplished investigators at our facility working to save more lives by improving cancer care and treatment for children.