La Grange Dental Associates is proud to announce our participation and sponsorship of the 40th Annual Western Springs Tower Trot! The event will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Proceeds will benefit the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The foundation was founded in 1992 by Barrett “Bear” Krupa, Kathleen Casey, Bear’s mother and Courtney, his sister. Bear was a brave, happy 8 year old boy who succumbed to Wilm’s Tumor after a six year fight.
This charitable organization is very meaningful to our Dental Hygienist Deanna who also had Wilm’s Tumor at the age of 3. She continues to participate in the National Wilm’s Tumor Late Effects Study which follows Wilm’s Tumor survivors throughout their lives. This study monitors treatment-related complications since its inception in 1969.
As a Wilm’s Tumor survivor, Deanna enjoys staying fit by running. She looks forward to running this race and supporting La Grange Dental Associates in their sponsorship of this worthy and uplifting event.
Pediatric cancer is the #1 cause of diseased death in children. The Bear Necessities Pediatric Foundation is dedicated to eliminating pediatric cancer and providing hope and support to those effected by it. The Foundation has two main programs.
Bear Hugs Program- A Bear Hug is a personalized experience to brighten the life of child and their family and provides immediate support for financial burden and essential needs.
Bear Discoveries- Medical research grants are awarding to investigative researchers who are making meaningful advancements towards a cure and therapies for pediatric cancers.
The race will take place on Saturday, May 27 beginning at 8:30 AM. Consider joining the Western Springs Tower Trot or simply stop by the La Grange Dental Associates booth to say hi! Runners and non-runners are welcome to support this worthy cause. We hope to see you There!