Benefit walk for kids with cancer hosted at Mercer Law School

MACON – Mercer Law School is the host location for the Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk this Saturday.

The event – sponsored by Joshua’s Wish, a local not-for-profit organization founded by longtime Mercer Law School library employee Labrina Solomon – is designed to raise research funds for children suffering from pediatric brain tumors. Solomon’s son, Joshua, died last year of brain cancer at the age of 5.

Proceeds from the walk, which starts at 9 a.m. from Mercer Law School at 1021 Georgia Ave., will be given to Jay’s Hope, a local organization with the mission of improving the quality-of-life for children with cancer. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and opening ceremonies begin at 8:45 with a balloon release in memory of Joshua and all children who have died from cancer. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“Childhood cancer is devastating for any family,” Solomon said. “We want to raise awareness so families can find out all the resources that are available if there was ever a need. Children can’t fight cancer alone. We are their voice.”

Participants will walk about a three-mile stretch from Georgia to Bond to Orange streets. The family event will also include plenty of activities for children, including a Moonwalk, clowns and a train ride. There will also be plenty of food and drinks.

Registration for the walk is $20. Online payment can be made at www.active.com. Participants can also bring the registration form with them on Saturday by downloading the form at www.joshuaswish.org.

For more information, please contact Labrina Solomon at 478.361.3541.

About Mercer Law School
Founded in 1873, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School’s educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that is both strongly supportive and consistently professional. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum – which focuses on ethics and practical skills amid small class sizes – earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 440 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, public service, and ethics and professionalism. For more information about Mercer Law School, visit www.law.mercer.edu or call 478.301.5000.