MINNEAPOLIS - The Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is returning for its 14th year next Saturday at Lake Nokomis.
Participants have already raised tens of thousands of dollars so far.
Some of the top young fundraisers -- Ariana, Gabi and Michael Feygin -- stopped by the KARE 11 studios to talk about their participation. They say the best part of doing it is "getting to help other kids."
DAVENPORT, IA. (KWQC) - Today runners went out to make a difference.
The Pinky Swear Foundation and Hy-Vee partnered together to run a 5K and fun run to help raise money and awareness for children with cancer.
The Pinky Swear Foundation's executive director, Erica Campbell lost her mother to breast cancer and hopes to help other families with any medical costs they face.
By Sean Leary firstname.lastname@example.org
On a gray day in Minneapolis in 2003, Steve and Becky Chepokas suffered the devastating loss of their son, Mitch, to cancer. From that barren ground of grief, a charitable organization and thriving altruistic event has bloomed – the Pinky Swear Foundation and its road race for children.
Sunday morning, on a bright, muggy day along the Mississippi River, more than 500 area runners took part in the third annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K and Fun Run at Davenport’s Centennial Park.
By Jonathan Turner, email@example.com
DAVENPORT -- Mary Mendenhall-Core was a single parent when her daughter, at age 16, was diagnosed with leukemia 18 years ago. The Des Moines woman wishes there had been a program like Pinky Swear, of which she's now regional director, back then.
DAVENPORT-- About 500 people came out to support children and families dealing with cancer.
The Pinky Swear 5k and Fun Run raises money to help families dealing with childhood cancer.
Pinky Swear Foundation announces the recent appointment of Erica Neubert Campbell as its Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Erica will serve as the head of the organization with overall strategic and operational responsibility for Pinky Swear Foundation staff, programs, and execution of its mission to help kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.