Neon Night Fun Run – Kemptville is in its fourth year and we are looking to expand our reach with a ‘Community Spirit’ Campaign to seek involvement from our local businesses by helping to ‘Spread the Word’ in a public way. Businesses will be able to select window designs created by local children to promote our Neon Night Fun Run for Childhood Cancer Research.

We are launching a Window Design Contest for Children aged 12-17 years who reside in North Grenville. Children helping children in their battle against cancer. The window design for Neon Night will be a highly effective promotional tool to share our event and awareness message. The chosen designs will speak to the message or theme of our event. The contest deadline is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 5. Participants can submit more than one entry. Four entries will be selected and the winners will receive a $15 gift certificate for Dairy Queen as well as a family admission pass to the National Gallery of Canada.

A full list of criteria and entry forms will be emailed to teachers of our local schools as well as posted on our Facebook page and various other social media outlets. Our Community Spirit Co-ordinator is Cheryl Maloney and she can be reached at [email protected]

Businesses will be visited in July to seek their participation and provide more information on our event and how they can help ‘Spread the Word’. A nominal fee of $40-60 will apply with the proceeds donated to the Neon Night Fun Run which will help researchers study tumour samples to identify a child’s type of cancer and then provide the most effective treatment. Windows will be painted in late August/Early September. To date, the LA Group Development and Construction, has come on board to have three of their windows painted!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Let us paint your business GOLD and NEON to support children living with cancer! One child with cancer is one too many. Our Neon Night Fun Run, through your generous support, has raised over $165,000 for Childhood Cancer Research. This year the event takes place on Saturday, September 23 at Riverside Park with our Registration/Pre-party kickoff at 5:30 pm followed by our opening ceremonies at 7:00pm. Last year’s run saw more than 650 participants gather for a fun, non-competitive event, participating in either the 2K or 5K run.

Registration for Neon Night is now open at a pre-event price of $40 adult, $10 for children aged fifteen and younger. There is also a $90 family registration fee which covers two adults and up to three kids. Sign up at

While progress has been made, we know that there is still more work to be done because childhood cancer is still the No.1 cause of disease-related deaths in children. Join our event and help us fight this battle.


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