3rd Annual Kids Walk Fundraiser – July 27th, 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013 15:04
Posted by graydian

July 27th, 2013 At Jackson High School Track – View Map
Registration – 8:30am – Starts at 9:00am

KICR (Kids Involved in Cancer Research) is a non-profit, 501©(3) pending organization.  It was created because Olivia Barr, an 11 year old girl who lost her mom to colon cancer  wanted to make a difference.  Last year, in 2 months of planning, she and her friends and family put together a walk that raised over $7,500 with 50+ walkers.  It was an exciting event where 95% of the proceeds went to Colon Cancer Research.

This years’ event promises to be even bigger. We have a goal of $10,000 and 100 walkers.  We anticipate 95% of the proceeds to go to James Solove Cancer Research Center, OSU.   At a donor level, we encourage people to walk or sponsor a walker.  You can donate online for a one time donation through Paypal by clicking the “Donate” button on the top right corner of any page , or register here to join the walk.

Additionally, we are adding corporate sponsorship opportunities.  There are several levels at which the corporate scene can assist us in reaching our goal.  To become involved at the corporate level sponsorship, please click here.

Please help us make a difference!

2013 Guest Speaker Dr. Bekaii-Saab

Dr. Bekaii-Saab completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada followed by medical school at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis followed by fellowships in hematology/oncology and clinical pharmacology at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Bekaii-Saab joined the faculty at The Ohio State University – The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in 2002 where he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology as well the Medical Director for the Gastrointestinal Cancer program.

He is the leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Disease Specific Committee, which helps to oversee and organize the research operation for the above cancers at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Bekaii-Saab’s research is focused on drug development and experimental therapeutics as pertaining to gastrointestinal malignancies and more specifically pancreatico-biliary cancers. He holds a joint appointment in the departments of Medicine (Division of Medical Oncology) and Pharmacology, which supports his focus in developing his clinical research studies.

Dr. Bekaii-Saab is the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials, including studies supported through research grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). He is the recipient of numerous research grants from various industry partners. Dr. Bekaii-Saab has authored multiple publications in a number of high impact journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research amongst others. He has presented his research at numerous international forums including ASCO, AACR, ASCO GI, ESMO and ESMO GI.

One Response to 3rd Annual Kids Walk Fundraiser – July 27th, 2013

  1. Olivia,
    You are an amazing little girl and I’m so proud of you!!
    You are always in my prayers!!

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