Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2016: Indy Events

This September, organizations around the country will turn their efforts to raising money and awareness as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2016. It’s an important time of year for our endowment, as it gives us a fresh platform to bring our mission for new pediatric cancer research to a broader audience throughout Central Indiana.

As we gear up for a month of activity, we wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the upcoming Childhood Cancer Awareness Month events coming to Indianapolis throughout September.

September 9, 2016: Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment Par-Tee

Our biggest fundraiser for the year is our Par-Tee, a party celebrating The Caroline Classic, which follows on September 12. Tickets are available now, and all are invited to come and enjoy a night of music, food, and fun, with a live performance by Here Come the Mummies, gourmet food prepared by Chef Puma of the Lucas Estate Culinary Team, and silent auctions.

Purchase tickets here.

September 12, 2016: The Caroline Classic Golf Outing

Held at Broadmoor Country Club, The Caroline Classic is a golf fundraiser open to the public. Registration starts at 10:30 am with a noon tee time. Sponsorships are available for this event, and with each team registration, we include four tickets to the Par-Tee on September 9.

Learn more and register here.


September 12-14, 2016: IPL Building Will Light Up in Gold

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the IPL building on Monument Circle will light up its iconic window light display completely in gold from September 12th through the 14th.


September 17, 2016: GoldSplash

Coloring the canal gold started with a vision from Devin, a childhood cancer survivor and ambassador in 2012. This annual event is gearing up for it’s 4th straight year of symbolizing precious children, their fight against cancer, and their resilience to never giving up hope. The event will be filled with fun activities for kids of all ages, including a balloon launch, face painting, music, magic, flight simulators, games, paddle boat rides, and much more!

Learn more about GoldSplash 2016 here!

September 17, 2016: Kick It for Karsyn

This is the third annual Kick It event in honor and memory of Karsyn Bratch, who passed away from childhood cancer. This tournament-style kickball event benefits the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation’s Pediatric Cancer Research Lab at Riley Hospital.

For more details and to sign up your own team, check out their website here.

September 17, 2016: Children’s Miracle Network Torch Relay

Indianapolis joins a nationwide effort to raise money for childhood cancer with a family-friendly 5k walk/run through downtown Indy. Proceeds from the relay benefit Riley Hospital for Children and the Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment.

Register or donate here.

September 24, 2016: St. Jude Walk/ Run to End Childhood Cancer

This annual fundraising charity walk is working towards a $70,000 goal. They plan on reaching their goal by inviting Indiana residents out for an evening of walking and running and, of course, fundraising.

For more information about this event, visit their website.

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