On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Children’s Tumor Foundation will host the NF Walk South Florida to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis research. NF is an under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 people.
Held at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park (11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach), the NF Walk South Florida unites families across Florida who have been touched by NF for a fun-filled day with food, raffles, music, games and family-friendly fun. Throughout the event, the Children’s Tumor Foundation will honor “NF Heroes,” who have demonstrated remarkable courage living with neurofibromatosis.
Check-in begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The event allows families living with NF to come together with other families in the community. It also provides an opportunity to spread awareness and understanding of this under-recognized condition.
During welcome remarks, event organizers will recognize NF Heroes for their positive spirit and resolve to fight NF. Many NF Heroes will participate at the walk, together with teams of families and individuals who have committed to raising money and awareness on their behalf.
The event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome: individuals, friends, families, teams and corporate groups. On-leash dogs are welcome, too.
NF Walk is a national fundraising program of the Children’s Tumor Foundation that supports critical NF research, raises awareness, and provides support for individuals living with NF and their families.
For additional information and registration, visit www.nfwalk.org/southflorida.