1550 Greater Cincinnati Area high school students raised nearly $39K for pediatric cancer research during CancerFree Kids February “Night for the Fight”

NEWS RELEASE: Kathy Garry, CancerFree Kids (Edited for publication by Chuck Gibson) 

LOVELAND, OH – The CancerFree Kids 8th Annual Night for the Fight was held in February on the University of Cincinnati campus. 

Area High School Students who participated in CFK “Night for the Fight” proudly display fundraising total (Provided) 

1,550 students from 52 Greater Cincinnati area high schools raised more than $338,000 for pediatric cancer research at the 8th annual CancerFree KIDS’ Night for the Fight event.  The event was held at the University of Cincinnati Fifth-Third Arena on Saturday, February 8. The presenting sponsor was local company Total Quality Logistics (TQL).

The night was hosted by CancerFree KIDS, the Loveland, Ohio-based nonprofit committed to eliminating childhood cancer. Students came from schools in Northern Kentucky, Indiana, all around Greater Cincinnati , and all the way up to Dayton to participate.  


The kids walked, ran, danced, and played their way through an action-packed all-night fundraiser.  Other activities included music by local artists including the Mason School of Rock, activity and game rooms; awareness session with personal stories from childhood cancer survivors, and many laps around the Fifth-Third Arena concourse to honor children with cancer.

The 1,550 students from all around Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and even Dayton, OH posed for a group photo at the 8th annual CancerFree Kids Night for the Fight event (Provided)

The annual event inspires students to be advocates for children with cancer as they directly experience the impact of the funds they raise and the time they commit. 

“I am so impressed by the commitment, passion and effort of these local high school students,” said Jill Brinck, Executive Director of CancerFree KIDS. “The students attending Night for the Fight know that they can make a difference in the world with their actions and they inspire us to continue the fight to knockout childhood cancer!”

Your next opportunity to support CancerFree KIDS comes up at the end of March all around the city. You can help simply by visiting your local Jersey Mike’s on Wednesday, March 25th for the annual Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving. 100 percent of Jersey Mike’s sales that day are donated to CancerFree KIDS.

Top three fundraisers included Kate Garry, Loveland High School – pictured far right (Provided) 

Jill Brinck CFK Director                 Jill Brinck, Executive Director CancerFree Kids (Provided)

Greater Cincinnati area schools represented at CancerFree KIDS’ Night for the Fight:

Anderson, Archbishop McNicholas, Archbishop Moeller, Badin, Bishop Fenwick, Butler Tech, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Colerain, Conner, Cooper, Cincinnati Country Day, Dater, Deer Park, Elder, Fairfield, Highland, Indian Hill, Kings, Lakota East, Lakota West, LaSalle, Lebanon, Little Miami, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Mercy McAuley, Milford, Mount Notre Dame, North College Hill, Norwood, Notre Dame Academy, Oak Hills, Olentangy Berlin, Portsmouth West, Purcell Marian, Reading, Roger Bacon, Seton, Seven Hills, Springboro, St. Henry, St. Ursula, St. Xavier, Summit Country Day, Sycamore, Talawanda, Turpin, Ursuline Academy, Walnut Hills, West Clermont, Wyoming

Night for the Fight has raised more than $1 million over the past 7 years.

About CancerFree KIDS

CancerFree KIDS is a local non-profit committed to eradicating cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded.  CancerFree KIDS has funded over $5.3 million in pediatric cancer research over the past 15 years.  For more information about CancerFree KIDS, please visit www.cancerfreekids.org or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cancerfreekids), Twitter (www.twitter.com/cancerfreekids) and Instagram (www.instagram/cancerfreekids).