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Pull on April 8 for Curing Kids Cancer

On April 8, Curing Kids Cancer & The Columbia Fire Department are hosting the 4th Annual Fire Truck Pull at the Columbia Fire Department & Museum at 1800 Laurel Street Columbia, SC. Teams will see who can pull a fire truck in the fastest amount of time! All proceeds will benefit the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital.

Pull for a special child!

"We are asking everyone to gather ten of their strongest friends, family or co-workers to play the ultimate tug of war with a 55,000 lb. fire truck to help raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer cures," said Gina Janvrin, Curing Kids Cancer's South Carolina director of development. "We are asking teams to pull for either someone they know affected by pediatric cancer. We can assign teams a child to pull for in honor or memory if a team doesn't know a child impacted by cancer."

Teams are encouraged to dress up according to the special interests of the child for whom they are pulling such as tutus, camp, sports teams, singers, etc.  

Each team will consist of ten people. All female teams and teams composed of children under 18 years of age are allowed to have 12 people on the team. Parents must sign a waiver for each participant under the age of 18. 

Registration is $200 per team. Each competing team member will receive a T-shirt. Teams that raise the most money in addition to the registration fee will receive a one second advantage. Payments and registrations are due Thursday, March 30, 2017. Registration after March 30 will increase to an extra $100 per team. A limited number of sponsorships are also available.

Visit to learn more and to register to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. Or contact Gina Janvrin at or 803-238-1920.


About Curing Kids Cancer

Grainne and Clay Owen founded Curing Kids Cancer, a nonprofit charity, after they lost their son, Killian, to leukemia in 2003 when he was nine years old. Since the inception of Curing Kids Cancer, they have raised more than $9 million for cutting edge research! Last year, Curing Kids Cancer hosted the inaugural Pull for Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull fundraiser and raised more than $20,000 for the Cancer & Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital.