15 th ANNUAL KORTNEY’S CHALLENGE GOING VIRTUAL TO HELP GET TUMORS OFF KIDS’ MINDS

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WHAT: WHEN: WHO: WHERE: WHY: Kortney’s Challenge VIRTUAL Two Mile Fun Run/Walk Friday, 7/31/2020 at 7:30PM - Virtual (Facebook Live) Opening Ceremony Complete your walk/run on Sat. 8/1 or Sunday, 8/2 if possible. If those days don't work, do whenever but please be sure to post your photo as you do it to social media and tag Facebook & Instagram -@thekortneyrosefoundation, Twitter - @KrtneyRose4Cure and use #kortneyschallenge Join us from anywhere and everywhere as we go VIRTUAL Together, but apart we stride taking steps to Help Get Brain Tumors Off Kids' Minds by raising funds to eradicate pediatric brain tumors, the #1 cause of death by disease in children, by funding the world’s most promising, collaborative research. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Please visit our website for information, including links to register/donate . thekortneyrosefoundation.org About The Kortney Rose Foundation Kortney Rose Gillette was a vivacious nine-year old girl with a winning smile and unparalleled zest for life. She loved playing with friends and animals (stuffed or real) and enjoyed school at Wolf Hill Elementary School in Oceanport, NJ. This didn’t change even after her diagnosis of a terminal brainstem glioma (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma -DIPG). On April 27, 2006, four months after her diagnosis, Kortney lost her brave battle with this pediatric brain cancer. Established in Oceanport, NJ in 2006, the Kortney Rose Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charity with the mission of eradicating pediatric brain tumors by supporting the world's most promising, collaborative research. Brain tumors are the #1 disease killer of children. With a battle cry of “Help Get Brain Tumors Off Kids’ Minds,” the foundation is responsible for nearly $2.5 million donated to pediatric brain/central nervous system tumor research. KRF prioritizes collaborative research, was an original research partner that helped to establish the Children’s Brain Tumor and Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), and is proud to announce the naming of Dr. Cassie Kline as the inaugural Kortney Rose Foundation Clinical Researcher in Neuro-Oncology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Kortney Rose Foundation is extremely grateful for our generous Pink Rose Partners Turning Point Restaurants, Monmouth Park, and Vonage Foundation. About CBTTC With its operation center based out of the Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the CBTTC is made up of 18+ global institutions and operates the world’s largest clinically-annotated database of pediatric genomic data in the world, via CAVATICA, a first of its kind cloud-based, open source platform pioneered by CHOP. These advancements are having implications for broader pediatric cancer and structural birth defect research through the National Institute of Health’s Gabriella Miller Kids First Program. http://www.thekortneyrosefoundation.org

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