Support Children's Cancer Research Fund at the LA Life Run

Support Children's Cancer Research Fund at the LA Life Run Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018

The “LIFE” in LA Life Run isn’t just about living in this beautiful and diverse city – it represents life for kids with cancer. The LA Life Run raises money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, an LA-based organization, that funds lifesaving research nationally in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders. Children’s Cancer Research Fund's Matti Contopulos, whose professional background is cancer, devised and implemented art/activity programs specifically for oncology patients and had been in the field for over a decade, when she realized changes needed to be made. Having seen the courage, strength and need of the children, Matti found a new way to bring fresh hopes and more than a few smiles to the children with cancer and their families. Founded in 1987 by Contopulos, Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to two important goals: to provide support on a national level for clinical research in pediatric cancer and improve the medical environment for all children. More event details at: