25th Annual Lauren's Run and Annual Picnic

Lauren’s Run, the annual 5K/2K Run & Walk to benefit CURE
Childhood Cancer, is scheduled Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Concourse
Office Park in Sandy Springs.

The event begins with a 5K and 2K run/walk, followed by a Tot Trot and a family picnic, complete with great food, inflatables, elaborate face painting,
costumed characters, games, prizes, arts & crafts, DJ and dancing and much more.

Founders of the event, Janis and Marvin Zagoria, started Lauren’s Run at Zoo Atlanta in 1994 in
memory of her daughter Lauren, who died after a courageous battle with neuroblastoma. A few
years later, the Zagorias were joined by Heather and Gil Kochman, who lost their daughter, also
named Lauren, to the same cancer. Together the two families have continued leading this
inspirational event along with many long-time volunteers and families who participate year
after year.

To date, Lauren’s Run has raised over $4.1 million for childhood cancer research. All proceeds
of the event go to CURE Childhood Cancer to fund its pediatric precision medicine program.
patient and family support, and childhood cancer research.

“We are so grateful for the Zagoria’s and Kochman’s amazing and longstanding devotion to
helping other children and families battling childhood cancer,” said Kristin Connor, Executive
Director of CURE. “We know that research is the key to achieving significant progress in
improving survival for children with cancer. The critical funds raised by this event help us
advance research, including precision medicine, which is “personalized” cancer treatment.”

Registration includes both race entry and admission to the CURE Annual Picnic, a day of family
fun for all ages. For more information and to register for the event, please visit

About CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, Atlanta, Georgia-based CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering
childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their
families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE dedicates nearly
$4 million annually to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children.
Through innovative programming, CURE Childhood Cancer also provides crisis oriented support to  patients and their families, addressing their most critical and urgent needs. For more information, visit, www.curechildhoodcancer.org

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