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Fire Truck Pull Raises Nearly $30,000 for Curing Kids Cancer

On April 8, Curing Kids Cancer & The Columbia Fire Department hosted the 4th Annual Fire Truck Pull at the Columbia Fire Department & Museum, which raised more than $29,000 for the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital, which will become the Gamecocks Curing Kids Cancer Clinic at the completion of the $1.2 million endowment.

Pull for a special child!

Curing Kids Cancer & The Columbia Fire Department with help from all-star sponsors and volunteers raised the most money in the Fire Truck Pull's existence. Twenty seven teams raced to see who could pull a fire truck in the fastest amount of time while wearing costumes or uniforms to honor the child's likes or interests. Groups from the Columbia Fire Department, Aflac and the University of South Carolina student-athletes pulled for a child that had battled or is battling childhood cancers.

Congratulations to Team Jacob on having the fastest pulling team, and to Team Mighty Nicholas on having the highest fundraising team! 

Midlands Gives Day!

Please join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for an exciting day of online giving! Funds raised on Midlands Gives Day will help childhood cancer patients get life saving treatments at the Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital without having to travel outside the midlands. The money raised will go to fund the new $1.2 million Curing Kids Cancer endowment for pediatric cancer research for treatments without the side effects of traditional chemotherapy. 

Visit to make your donation. 


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 $10 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.