The Hyde Park Blast has raised more than $500,000 for Cincinnati organizations since its founding in 2001. Over the last 17 years, beneficiaries have included The Cure Starts Now, The Karen Wellington Foundation, Shemenski Foundation, CancerFree Kids, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Give Back Cincinnati and Cancer Support Community – among others.
“We continue to do everything possible to raise as much money as we can for cancer research and rally behind our ambassador,” Cheryl Neiheisel, Hyde Park Blast co-founder, explains.
Each year, The Cure Starts Now selects an ambassador to serve as the face of the event. Ambassadors are often children fighting pediatric brain cancer. Previous ambassadors include Kambria Koebbe, Brooklyn Smith, Luke Knapke, Lauren Hill and Brendan Kelley. “We have promised our ambassadors that we won’t stop fighting until there’s a cure,” Cheryl adds.
Hyde Park Blast Registration Now Open
Registration for the 17th
annual Hyde Park Blast, which is Saturday, June 30, is now open. The full day of activities includes a 4-mile run through Hyde Park, kids’ runs, bike races, chariot races and a block party on the Square, featuring live music from DV8. Learn more about the events and sign up today at www.hydeparkblast.org
How Your Participation Helps
All proceeds from the Hyde Park Blast go to The Cure Starts Now and The Karen Wellington Foundation. The Cure Starts Now has raised more than $8.3 million dollars since 2007 and is one of the only cancer research foundations in the world dedicated to funding pediatric brain cancer research. Research that many experts believe could lead to the HOMERUN CURE – a cure for ALL cancers! The Karen Wellington Foundation, which started in 2007, was created to honor Karen’s life and share her legacy of living life to the fullest.
About Hyde Park Blast
Co-founded by Cheryl Neiheisel (Vice President, Human Resources) and Chad Sims in 2001, The Hyde Park Blast is one of Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood events. It includes a 4-mile morning run/walk, kids race, bike races, chariot races and a block party with live music in the evening. Since 2001, more than $500,000 has been donated to CancerFree Kids, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Give Back Cincinnati, the Cancer Support Community, The Cure Starts Now, Shemenski Foundation, and the Karen Wellington Foundation.