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Signature Events

CancerFree KIDS knows that community support is crucial in ending childhood cancer. We host fundraising events all year to raise money for innovative research projects designed to find gentler, more effective treatments for kids battling cancer.

100 Mile Challenge
presented by Chard Snyder
September 2024

The CancerFree KIDS 100 Mile Challenge, presented by Chard Snyder, is a 30-day fitness and fundraising challenge in the month of September to honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Conquer the Challenge by completing 100 miles in September and raising $100 for CancerFree KIDS to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.


Participate as an individual, create a Community Team or create a team with co-workers to take part in the Corporate Competition. The winning teams will even have a 2024 CancerFree KIDS research grant named in their honor!


Celebration of Courage
presented by altafiber
MegaCorp Pavilion, Newport, KY
September 27, 2024


The CancerFree KIDS Celebration of Courage, presented by altafiber, is our annual dinner and auction event dedicated to honoring all kids who have battled childhood cancer. This unforgettable evening includes a silent and live auction, grand raffles, wine, and bourbon pulls a tribute to our Champions, and one-of-a-kind entertainment from our Master of Ceremony, Local 12’s Bob Herzog. Thanks to everyone at this past year's event, we raised $1,000,000! The Celebration of Courage is a night you don't want to miss! Tickets will be available August 1st! 

Celebration of Courage
Back to Childhood Stadium, Columbus, OH
November 15, 2024

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What's your favorite era? Join us for a night filled with 'old school' music, decadent 'junk' food, an over-the-top retro candy buffet, era-themed cocktails, costume contests, raffles, and more!

Adults ages 21+ only

Night for the Fight
Fifth Third Arena at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Winter 2025

Night for the Fight, presented by TQL Foundation, is a unique, 12-hour overnight event that is planned by students, for students. High school students will come together at 5/3 Arena at the University of Cincinnati for a night filled with games, food, fun and inspiration to work toward one goal: knock out childhood cancer. This event not only raises much-needed money for pediatric cancer research, it inspires the next generation to join the battle to eliminate childhood cancer. This past year the students raised a total of $288,597 to help fund our mission to knock out childhood cancer! 


Butterfly Walk
presented by Interlink Cloud Advisors
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH
May 2025


At CancerFree KIDS we do one thing; we fund innovative research in search of gentler treatments and cures for kids with cancer. Each year at the CancerFree KIDS' Butterfly Walk, families, friends and co-workers form teams to celebrate survivors, remember those for whom a cure did not come soon enough and raise money in support of our kids and our mission to end childhood cancer.

We hope you will join us at our 2025 event, held at the Cincinnati Zoo again next year! Check back soon for details!

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