Kidscan brings the heat to MediaCityUK

Posted in: Event News | March 14, 2017

Thrill-seeking fundraisers gathered at Media City on Thursday 9th March fired up and ready to take on the ultimate Fire Walk challenge, raising invaluable funds for Kidscan to ensure vital research into children’s cancer.

Sponsored by ebb3 limited, the first ever Kidscan Fire Walk was a huge success, bringing together like-minded, daring fundraisers to join forces in the fight against childhood cancer. With temperatures reaching 500 degrees, 24 fearless firewalkers bravely bared their feet and completed the Fire Walk challenge, with many choosing to walk more than once!

A crowd of family, friends and spectators joined together to cheer on the firewalkers and show their support, and the event has already raised over £8,000 for Kidscan.

Ged Carter, Director of Development, Kidscan, commented on the event: “It was inspirational to see so many people facing their fears. Their bravery will help fund research into targeted treatments to ensure children affected by cancer live long, healthy lives. Kidscan receives no statutory funding, so every penny raised is vital in helping us achieve our goal.”

Money raised from the event will go towards Kidscan’s pioneering research into discovering new, targeted treatments for childhood cancers – treatments that are gentler for children’s bodies, reducing short and long term side effects.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK with around 1,600 children being diagnosed each year, affecting 6 new families every day in Britain. Unfortunately 1 in 5 of these children will not survive. Through ground breaking research, Kidscan is striving to change that, giving every child with cancer the treatment they need to survive and thrive. 

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