This virtual Cannonballs MAKE WAVES 5K brings awareness to DIPG / DMG childhood brain cancer during the holiday season. Proceeds aid families in dire financial distress due to a DIPG/DMG diagnosis, educate the community about brain tumors and fund research and cures of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, diffuse midline glioma and pediatric cancers through the Cannonballs for Kayne Foundation, a national, emerging charitable organization.
Virtual Event - Run, walk, skip, jog, use a treadmill, elliptical or go outdoors at your own pace wherever you wish. The weekend - November 27-29, 2020 - is your placeholder. Do it with a friend or on your own and know you are making a difference for a cause.
Registration - Registration for each participant is $30 plus sign up fee. Each registrant and donor receives a FREE Cannonballs MAKE WAVES 5K decal. Finisher medals are reserved for the first 100 registrants. Share your registration to encourage others to participate. Get together for the event with friends or do it on your own and know you are making a difference in the lives of others. If you register as a team, give yourself a team name, set up your URL and have others use that name and link when they register. Registration is fully tax-deductible and nonrefundable.
Pictures - Upload your pictures or tag the Cannonballs for Kayne Facebook Group or Page to share with the Cannonballs Community, using the hashtags: #cannonballsforKayne #makestridesforDIPG #cannonballsMAKEWAVES5K. Consider signing up friends and family members and running as a group. Start a fun tradition!
Just two months after turning 17, Kayne Finley learned he had DIPG brain cancer. The #cannonballsforKayne MOVEMENT initially began with the swimming community on social media as an inspiring and fun way for swimmers, friends and family to rally and cheer up Kayne. Diving right in to community service and philanthropy, Kayne quickly established his foundation and began sharing his faith, raising support and awareness for DIPG and inspiring others before he went to his heavenly home the day after Thanksgiving in 2017.
While there are over 120 different types of childhood brain tumors, DIPG/DMG is the most underfunded, the least researched and the most aggressive in children, leaving many families feeling helpless, yet desperate, to get the best medical care for their child. The financial stress of these situations can have long-term effects on families. Researchers believe by uncovering a cure to DIPG, the mystery will be unlocked for many other cancers that cause death, making your participation and contributions very meaningful for affected children and adults.
The Cannonballs for Kayne Foundation strives to improve the lives of those affected with a childhood brain cancer diagnosis. This event is a celebration of Kayne's life and serves as a way to carry on his vision. It is our belief that each individual can make ripples in the water; together we will MAKE WAVES!
For more information about the Cannonballs for Kayne Foundation, visit: Cannonballs.org.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT for children, teens and adults fighting DIPG / DMG! The Cannonballs Team appreciates you.