For more than eight years, the Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer gala has raised vital funds for pediatric cancer patient care and research at Children's National. On Feb. 20, the fellowship and tenacious spirit of the patient families, doctors, nurses, and supporters of the gala did not disappoint, and banded together to raise $850,000 for kids battling cancer at Children’s National.
There was not a dry eye in the room during the event at the Ritz Carlton when the audience experienced Ariana’s struggle with Wilms’ Tumor, and how Children’s National helped her family through this time. Her story emphasized the need for funds for pediatric cancer research so more patients and families can have a happy ending just like her.
Since its inception, the event has raised more than $2.5 million. For more information and to provide support, visit www.childrensnational.org/give.