Run like a Unicorn supporting Liv Like A Unicorn
Liv Like A Unicorn

About Run like a Unicorn

We are excited to announce our 5th annual "Run like a Unicorn" 5k will be both in person and virtual!

Every May we invite our supporters to "Run like a Unicorn" to help raise awareness and funds for children fighting pediatric cancer. May holds a special significant since it's brain tumor awareness month. Pediatric brain tumors are now the number one cause of cancer related death for children 0-14 in the United States.

For 2024 we are dedicating our run to board member Kerri-Ann Bresocnik's daughter Kendall. Please join us to be "Kind like Kendall" on May 19th and run/walk for kids fighting pediatric cancer. 

Some things to know for this year:

We have both an in person (Monmouth Battlefield Park) and virtual option.
Each participant can join individually or create a team.
You will be able to create your own fundraising team for the race.
Prizes will be given for top fundraisers, fastest times in age groups, best costmes, and more!
Sponsorship opportunities are also listed on our website.

We can not wait to join in person and take strides against pediatric cancer together!


Starts at:  May 19, 2024 8:00 AM
Ends at:  May 19, 2024 11:00 AM


Monmouth Battlefield State Park
20 NJ-33 Business
Manalapan,NJ 07726 USA


Emma Edwards

Our Inspiration for this years race

"Kind like Kendall"

Kendall Bresocnik was just like any other first grader.  She liked to ride her bike, sketch chalk drawings in the driveway and go to the waterpark.  She followed her big sister like a shadow, always wanting to do whatever Jillian liked.  She loved her family and friends and unlike many first graders, her giving nature was beyond her years.  Kendall understood empathy.  She was selfless and cared for others more than herself and she was friendly with everyone she met.  Her future was bright until the calendar flipped from 2019 to 2020.

She was experiencing unexplained balance and coordination issues.  After a few months of intermittent hospital stays, countless tests, scans and procedures, the doctor finally said, “I wish I had better news for you”.  They had discovered the cause, and her family was devastated- multiple inoperable brain tumors.  She faced the next 34 days with smiles and courage, which earned her the nickname “Kendall the Brave”.   But unfortunately, love and laughter couldn’t save her, nothing could.

The loss of a child is a torture that no parent should be forced to endure.  Kendall’s family made the immediate decision to make a difference in her memory.  They have actively supported Liv Like A Unicorn to comfort those families currently battling, and to help find a cure for future pediatric cancer warriors.  The annual Run Like A Unicorn event has been a family favorite, especially since her father Erik, is an avid runner.  This year’s 5k will honor Kendall, and we hope to inspire you to be Kind Like Kendall.  Join us to help raise the funds that are so crucial to support the families who bravely battle pediatric cancer, because no parent should ever be told, “there’s nothing we can do.” 

Written by Kendall's Mom, Kerri-Ann Bresocnik

What are you helping accomplish?

$50 Pays for 5 pediatric cancer patients birthday packages.

$100 Pays for the shipping cost for Unicorn Boxes for 10 children.

$500 Covers the cost of enrollment for 2 children in our 

Unicorn Box program for an entire year.

$1,000 Provides 1 month of a family assistance check. 

$5,000 The cost of 150 hours of pediatric cancer research.