On Sunday, April 17th at 2 pm, Travis Crumpler along with Boy Scout Troop 275 will host a Childhood Cancer Awareness 1-mile/5k Run/Walk at the Fingernail stage in Howard Amon Park. The entire community is invited to attend this free event and no registration is required. The first 100 people will receive a t-shirt at this fun, informative, community friendly event. Staff from the Tri-Cities Cancer Center will be present with information on the many support services available to the families affected by childhood cancer. They will also have information on how to assist in the funding of these services through donations.
For his Boy Scout Eagle Project, Travis elected a non-traditional project. He is conducting a Childhood Cancer Awareness effort. He has designed an educational brochure, is talking to youth and adult groups about childhood cancer, and conducting an awareness walk and run.
Travis’ sister Lydia was diagnosed with cancer when she was five years old. They are now both in high school and Lydia is cancer free. Travis feels it’s important for more people to be educated about childhood cancer; know how to communicate with kids who are diagnosed with cancer; and how we can help each other through this tough situation with acts of understanding and kindness.
If you would like copies of Travis’ educational brochures to share, please call him at 509-783-1042.
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center, a partnership of Lourdes Health Network, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Trios Health and the Tri-Cities Community, opened its doors in 1994 as a freestanding non-profit cancer treatment facility. To learn more about the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and how you might become involved, visit us online at www.tccancer.org.