Pediatric Oncology Walk-a-Thon

The Optimist Clubs of the Albuquerque area are sponsoring a Pediatric Oncology Walk-a-Thon. Do your part to help support UNM Hospital Childhood Cancer Center.


This event has already happened.
Jun 09, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


UNM North Golf Course
2201 Tucker Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131


Many people are unaware of how devastating childhood cancer can be to young people and their families. In North America alone:

  • Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • The average age of diagnosis is age six.
  • Cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups and more than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer annually.

In the United States

  • Cancer is the #1 disease killing children today. It kills more children than asthma, cystic fibrosis and AIDS---combined.
  • Cancer in childhood occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region.
  • The incidence of cancer in children is 15 times greater than AIDS.
  • One in every 330 U.S. citizens develops cancer before the age of 20.
  • Each year in North America, more than 12,000 children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer.
  • Childhood cancer is most under-researched cancer in the U.S.

We have set a goal of raising $20,000 and are confident we can reach or even exceed this goal with your help. We need at least 100 walkers to participate. Registration fee is $15 or sponsor pledges of $20 or more. Our event takes place on June 9, 2018 at the UNM North Golf Course, 2201 Tucker Road NE, Albuquerque, NM starting at 9 AM to 12 PM.

Each walker will be asked to find sponsors to donate funds. All funds raised during the walk will donated to the UNM Hospital Childhood Cancer Center. Will you help us in our efforts to support the UNM Hospital Childhood Cancer Center? Signing up for the walk is easy! You will need to complete the registration form and submit it to Fred Trussell at 1804 Cam Fella St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, by the registration deadline of May 30th.

If you would prefer to make a donation to support our efforts, please a check out to Optimist International Foundation and send to Fred Trussell at 1804 Cam Fella St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.

Pediatric Oncology Walk-a-Thon

POP Walk Logo


Fred Trussell