On November 5, 2016, several Northpoint employees joined over 700 registered runners and walkers to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at Starry Night Atlanta 8.5K. This run/walk event was the culmination of a month long fundraising effort by all the US and Canadian Northpoint employees. The Atlanta event grossed over $120,000 in total donations for the PBTF, and the Northpoint team was the fourth largest team donor at the event!
The evening event was followed by food, entertainment, and games for the families and teams. The activities also featured a lantern ceremony after sunset, which honored over 70 Stars (children currently undergoing brain tumor treatments) and Eternal Stars (children who have passed away from a brain tumor).
Each one of the 28,000 steps in this 8.5K honored one of the 28,000 children in the U.S. living with a brain tumor. Starry Night 8.5K events raise funds for research to combat more than 100 types of childhood brain tumors. They also support services for families at the local hospital or community organization.
About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation:
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world’s leading nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research and serves the children and teens in the United States who are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Their programs include free educational information about brain tumors, college scholarships, Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events and Starry Night walk/runs. For more information, visit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – Georgia Chapter.