The Hyde Park Blast is distributing the proceeds from its successful 2017 event and opening registration for the 2018 Blast.
The 2017 Hyde Park Blast raised $57,500, pushing the total since its founding in 2001 to $500,000. Beneficiaries over the years 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.
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.
“We continue to do everything possible to raise as much money as we can for cancer research and to rally behind our ambassador,” said Cheryl Neiheisel, Hyde Park Blast co-founder.
“We have promised our ambassadors that we won’t stop fighting until there’s a cure,” Neiheisel added.
Registration for the 17th Annual Hyde Park Blast on 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. Proceeds from the 2018 event will go to The Cure Starts Now and the Karen Wellington Foundation.