Ben's Run / Ben's Gift, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: Children with cancer at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's National Medical Center
Direct beneficiaries per year: Children's has approximately 300 new diagnoses in cancer each year and it has conducted 50 Bone Marrow Transplants (BMTs) each year. Children’s National receives over 19,000 annual visits from children fighting cancer. Cancer treatment requires children, once diagnosed, to return for treatment often multiple times a week for months to three years depending on diagnosis. Once active treatment is completed, children must return annually for up to 5 years while in maintenance.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help to publicize the run in advance, fundraise for the run, and of course, encourage friends and family to register for the race and help on race day.
Geographic areas served: Greater Washington, D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia and surrounding states
Programs: Proceeds will benefit Children National Medical Center’s Divisions of Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant.