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May 12, 2022

Nonprofit Organizes Tutu Run to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

By Shanna O’Mara

After two long years of virtual-only events, Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer is thrilled to be hosting its 2022 Infinite Love Tutu Trot 5K Run/Walk in person as well as virtually this year, on Sunday, June 12. Two in-person events will take place in Middletown and Trumbull, Connecticut. 

Registration is $35 for the 5K run/walk, $20 for the virtual event and $10 for the kids’ fun run. The race will be held at Middletown High School South. Registration opens at 8 am with the 5K race beginning an hour later. All participants in the kids’ run will receive a T-shirt and medal. 

All proceeds from the Tutu Trot will be donated to the Children’s Brain Tumor Network, which conducts research out of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

“Researchers and universities from all over the world connect through the CBTN to create a collaborative global team that crosses borders and labs,” said Andrea Verdone Gorsegner, founder and president of Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. “The resulting ‘open science’ approach helps discoveries happen faster and more efficiently, improving outcomes for children and young adults diagnosed with brain tumors. The work being done at the CBTN is changing lives, every day, and we want to help them continue that!”

  Proceeds will be presented to Dr. Jay Storm, chief of Neurosurgery at CHOP and principal investigator of the CBTN. The goal of the event is to raise at least $100,000, Gorsegner said. Last year, as a result of the virtual 5K, Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer raised and donated $75,000 to the CBTN.

Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 corporation which raises money for pediatric cancer research and provides financial and other assistance to families with children fighting cancer. To date, the nonprofit has raised more than $1.3 million for its cause. All donations are tax-deductible. To learn more, visit InfiniteLoveForKids.org or email tututrot@infiniteloveforkids.org with questions.