Cure Kids' Cancer Challenge 2021 supporting Band of Parents
Band of Parents

About Cure Kids' Cancer Challenge

Announcing the first annual Band of Parents Cure Kids' Cancer Challenge - a virtual event - the week of Sunday, September 12 through Sunday, September 19. You choose your own date(s) during this week to participate, as well as your personal challenge.

You can walk, run, bike, paddle, swim, hike, etc., and choose your own distance. Each participant will have a personal fundraising page, where your network can sponsor and support you. They too can participate and get their own sponsors as well.

Wear your Cure Kids' Cancer Challenge t-shirt and share our message! One t-shirt is included with each $50 registration. Register by August 15 to receive your t-shirt by September 12. 

If you would like to purchase ADDITIONAL t-shirts, please click here. 

We ask that you share repeatedly with your contacts and social media networks. Share that you are walking/biking/running etc. for your child or that you are a supporter of a child.

Each participant has the week of September 12-19, 2021, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to do their chosen race. Make a date with friends to do it together. Build awareness across the country and even around the world. We envision neighbors, communities, schools, employers, and faith groups, getting excited to support our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month fundraising effort.

There is HOPE in the air. While many families are struggling with treatment and decisions, the Band of Parents (BOP) Community is working hard to support new and innovative approaches to treat neuroblastoma.

BOP started as a small, determined group of parents who held small hometown fundraisers to drive the first humanized antibody project. In 2020, we lost a year of in-person fundraising efforts due to Covid. We are now relaunching to spread our mission to your neighborhoods across America! 


Starts at:  September 11, 2021 11:00 PM
Ends at:  September 19, 2021 10:59 PM




Priscilla Ma


  • Top Team Fundraiser - 5 Amazon Gift Cards​
  • Top Individual Fundraiser - Amazon Gift Card
  • Any Individual Who Raises $1,000 or more - BOP Water Bottle and Tote Bag

How Your Support Makes a Difference

With your support, we can find a cure for neuroblastoma, while reducing the highly toxic nature of treatment. One day, we hope antibodies will replace chemotherapy.

Band of Parents is the top independent backer of neuroblastoma research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Our mission is to seek projects that have already been examined in the lab and are in need of assistance to rapidly move into a patient population. In the 1980s, fewer than 5% of children diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma survived. Although today, most major medical centers like MSKCC have over a 50% survival rate, far too many children are still dying of this disease. The sad fact is that due to the high cost of research and the small number of children diagnosed annually, pediatric cancer is severely underfunded by both the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s funding goes to fight pediatric cancer. We support our members through their children’s battle with neuroblastoma. Together, we are Bound by Hope that a cure is out there. We will continue this fight until not a single child is lost to this disease.

Thanks to our generous sponsors