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.

Butterfly Walk & 5K
May 21, 2022


The CancerFree KIDS' Butterfly Walk, presented by Anthem, is our annual walk held at Cottell Park where families, friends and co-workers form teams to celebrate survivors and remember those for whom a cure did not come soon enough. Join us for a day full of activities and games for the whole family as we walk to raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor and in memory of all kids who have battled cancer.

CancerFree KIDS 100 Mile Challenge
September 2022

The CancerFree KIDS 100 Mile Challenge is a 30-day fitness and fundraising campaign 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. Accept the challenge as an individual or create a team with friends, family and co-workers. You can walk, run, bike, swim, skate, it's up to you!  Get moving and make a difference for kids battling cancer!


Celebration of Champions, presented by Cincinnati Bell and CBTS


The CancerFree KIDS Celebration of Champions, presented by Cincinnati Bell and CBTS, is our annual dinner and auction event dedicated to honoring all kids who have battled childhood cancer. This year’s event will be broadcast via livestream, join us by tuning in individually or hosting a gathering of friends and family to watch. This unforgettable evening includes a silent and live auction with mobile bidding, grand raffles, wine and bourbon pulls, a tribute to our Champions and one-of-a-kind entertainment from our Masters of Ceremony, Local 12’s Bob Herzog and John Gumm. The Celebration of Champions is a night you don't want to miss.

Night For The Fight,
presented by TQL Foundation

February 12, 2022

Night for the Fight, presented by TQL Foundation, is a unique, 12-hour overnight event that is planned by students, for students. Over 1,500 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.

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