Miles of Smiles Track Walk to Benefit Kids Battling Cancer

Two of KEYS superheroes, Owen and Jett

Two of KEYS superheroes, Owen and Jett

FULTON, NY – The KEYS Program and the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club invite you to join them for the first ever “Miles of Smiles Track Walk” on August 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Oswego County Quarter Midget track at 37 Howard Road in Fulton.

Two of KEYS superheroes, Owen and Jett
Two of KEYS superheroes, Owen and Jett

Join us in walking 10 laps on the track to create one mile of smiles for kids battling cancer.

Rain date is August 23.

There will be fun for the whole family with race cars on display, a driver autograph session, great music, and awards for the teams who raise the most funds.

Ten local children who have battled pediatric cancer will be honored on each lap of the walk.

The Oswego County Quarter Midget Club will have food available for purchase at their concession stand and will be hosting a Red Plate “Fun Race” immediately following the walk, so everyone can stay and enjoy some great quarter midget racing action too.

The cost to walk is $25 per person (kids 5 and under free).

Registration for the Track Walk will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with the walk starting promptly at 2 p.m.

Participants can register the day of the event or pre-register on-line at www.theKEYSprogram.org

Help create even more smiles by getting pledges for you or your team.

Some of the smiles created at last year's Smile Experience.
Some of the smiles created at last year’s Smile Experience.

Collect $25 or more in pledges and your walk fee is waived. There will be special awards and recognition for the individuals and teams that raise the most funds, too.

This special event is being held in conjunction with the KEYS Program’s “Smile Experience” being held at the track from noon until the start of the Track Walk.

The “Smile Experience” is a special family respite day where kids battling cancer and their siblings suit up and drive one of the KEYS Program’s USAC Quarter Midget race cars on the race track.

Families get to enjoy a special hospitality area with great music, refreshments and fun for the whole family.

At KEYS, we believe that cancer does not define a child, so any mention of illness stays outside the gates of all of our Smile Experience events so each child can be the amazing, giggling, silly kid they are, enjoying a special Smile Experience with their family.

The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Central NY that has been providing patient support programs to assist families impacted by pediatric cancer for more than 20 years.

Whether delivering music to the bedside of a child undergoing cancer treatment, providing over-the-top fun and silliness at one of their unique Smile Experience family respite days or providing much needed support and assistance to the behind-the-scenes heroes, the siblings of kids battling cancer – KEYS is there delivering support and smiles to families when they need it the most.

The KEYS Program was founded in 1993 by Central New York native and retired NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Official, David Bennett and his wife Colleen, in memory of Colleen’s father who passed away from cancer.

Colleen’s family was again impacted by cancer last year, when her 2 ½ year old cousin, Paulie Morley of Hastings, earned his angel wings after a valiant battle with ALL T-cell Leukemia.

This year, “Paulie’s Super Siblings” was added to the roster of patient support programs at KEYS, in Paulie’s memory.

Miles of Smiles Track Walk set August 22.
Miles of Smiles Track Walk set August 22.

Since 1993, KEYS has delivered just over 80,000 smiles to kids throughout Central New York and across the US, at no cost to the families KEYS serves.

Proceeds from events like the Track Walk helps to make these programs possible.

For more information, please visit our website at www.theKEYSprogram.org or contact us at 315-363-6446 or [email protected]

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