Dino Fun Walk/Run & Family Fun Day

Fighting childhood cancer

By Liza Rodriguez Krontilik September 8, 2021

Cancer doesn't fight fair at any age, but it is particularly devastating for children. Substantial progress has been made against some types of pediatric cancers, boosting survival for those cancers. However, there are still several types of kids' cancers with low survival rates or no known cure. Local mother of a childhood cancer survivor, Ashley Martinez has become a Champion for Childhood Cancer through the American Cancer Society's #GoldTogther initiative. Her son, Lucas is a survivor because of childhood cancer research!

That's why this September we are fighting back in our community! Join us for a dinosaur themed day dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Fun activities include a family fun run/walk, dino themed kids’ crafts, dino dig area, big trucks, police cars and fire truck, vendors, ice cream and more!


When: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Time: 10 am to 3 pm (9:30 am registration)

Where: Patterson Fire Department located at 13 Burdick Road in Patterson, NY

Event Information HERE

There are lots of way to participate!

  1. Register for Family Fun Run/Walk HERE! NOTE: Run/walk and kids activities      included in registration. Be sure to purchase an event t-shirt!
  2. Become a Vendor! Contact Ashley Martinez      at to sign up. $25 donation per      vendor.
  3. Donate to Ashley's #GoldTogether      Champions for Childhood Cancer page HERE!
  4. Sponsor the #GoldTogther for Childhood Cancer Champions Initiative! Contact Kate Corsitto to inquire about sponsorship opportunities-

With your help through the American Cancer Society's Gold Together Dino Fun Run, this September we can change the odds, and fight back together!

THANK YOU to event sponsors: Durant’s Party Rentals, George Apap Painting, Patterson Fire Department, Patterson Auto Body, Schech’s Pool Spa Patio, Sinclair Oil, and Uncle Louie G’s Putnam Lake. 

Article Links:

Event Information HERE

Register for Family Fun Run/Walk HERE

Donate to Ashley's #GoldTogether Champions for Childhood Cancer page HERE