While our event is over for the year, please continue to spread the word and fundraise for kids with cancer. Join us on September 13 for a special Match Day in celebration of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every dollar donated through peer fundraising efforts will be matched, up to $50,000! Fundraise and donate to have an even bigger impact on the lives of families with a child battling cancer!

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Thank you for joining us for the 2018 Pinky Swear Family 5K & Fun Run!

The 2018 Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run included a 5K run/walk, a 1 mile run/walk and a fitness expo for the whole family at Lake Ann in Chanhassen! Kids, parents, individuals or teams – people of all ages and fitness levels participated and further the mission to help kids with cancer and their families.

As a thank you and reward for Pinky Swear 5K fundraisers, each participant meeting fundraising milestones will have a choice of fun Pinky Swear-branded gear.

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The Pinky Swear Story

In December of 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas, terminally ill with bone cancer, withdrew the entire $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes for kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital.

After giving all of his money away, Mitch’s dad made a pinky swear promise with him to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone.

Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterwards, Pinky Swear Foundation was established by his parents to honor the promise he made.





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