Why We Walk

Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children. The most common are leukemias, brain & central nervous system tumors and lymphomas.*

In the U.S., more than 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. One in four will not survive.

Pediatric cancer research receives only 4% of all cancer-related funding.

Long-term follow-up analysis has shown that childhood cancer survivors remain at risk of complications and premature death as they age.*

*Source: National Cancer Institute

We walk to support the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University Irving Medical Center – a nationally and internationally recognized leader in providing the very best care to children with cancer and blood disorders.

We walk for the more than 1,500 childhood cancer patients who are treated here at Columbia every year.

We walk for our patient families – almost 50% of whom demonstrate financial need – and the relationships that we build along the way. It's those relationships, and the support from people like you, that allows Hope & Heroes to fund the life-saving work at Columbia.

See first-hand why this day is so special for everyone that attends! 



Questions? Email Info@HopeandHeroesWalk.org.