Starry Night 8.5K Coming To Houston Nov. 15

HOUSTON, TX. Oct. 13, 2014/– The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Starry Night 8.5K is an evening walk/run to help kids battling one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. Starry Night Houston is coming to Discovery Green on Saturday, Nov. 15.

More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with a brain tumor. Each of Starry Night’s 28,000 steps will shine light on their illness and raise funds for lifesaving medical research and life-changing family support programs.

Walkers and runners may choose to complete the 8.5K course as an individual or as part of a two-person relay team, with each team member completing one lap. Starry Night events will also include activities for kids, entertainment, food and plenty of fun for the whole family.

Participants will also light the nighttime sky with thousands of lanterns to symbolize hope for a cure and honor our Stars, children with brain tumors.

Starry Night Houston will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Discovery Green in Houston. Registration is from 2 to 3 p.m. The 8.5K walk/run starts at 3:30 p.m. The lantern lighting is at 6 p.m.

A portion of funds raised will support a family services program at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Shine a light on kids with brain tumors today. Sign up for Starry Night at


Starry Night is an evening 8.5K walk/run that raises awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. The event also funds free educational resources and college scholarships for brain tumor survivors. More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and 13 more cases are identified each day. Starry Night events, which close with a lantern-lighting ceremony, will take place in seven cities in 2014. To help us shine a light on kids with brain tumors, call 800-253-6530 or go to

SOURCE: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation