Conquer Run on Oct. 4 to benefit Four Diamonds

September 17, 2014

Childhood cancer is the No. 1 disease killer of children in the United States – more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Treatment outcomes for children with cancer have made tremendous improvements in the past 50 years, but the reality is one in five children with cancer will still die of their disease within five years. Four Diamonds is working to save all children from this deadly diagnosis.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, The Hershey Company will present the Conquer Run, which will bring together runners, walkers and volunteers for a 5K adventure through Hersheypark. Check-in opens at 6:30 a.m. Runners will start at 7:30 a.m. and walkers will begin at 8 a.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Click here to view a video about the Conquer Run.

September is childhood cancer awareness month. Register all month long using promo code GOLD and receive $10 off registration. Registration closes Oct. 1.

This event benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

The mission of Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.

Each year, Four Diamonds provides direct support to approximately 600 children with cancer – 100 who are newly diagnosed and 500 who are continuing their fight. Since its creation in 1972, Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,400 children and families and supported a diverse platform of pediatric cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world.

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    Emma Lindsay Johnson is one of children that benefit from the Four Diamonds fund at Hershey. Johnson, center, is shown here during this past February's THON at Penn State.

    IMAGE: Shurong Liu
Last Updated September 17, 2014