October 1, 2017
Whit Whit Walk
Lloyd Harbor, NY
2017 Fundraising Goal ~ $200,000
- 2016 Fundraising Total ~ $160,668
- 2015 Fundraising Total ~ $82,700
- 2014 Fundraising Total ~ $47,995
- 2013 Fundraising Total ~ $42,932
- 2012 Fundraising Total ~ $62,785
About the Walk
The Whit Whit Walk is a family-friendly walkathon that supports pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since Whitney's diagnosis in 2012, the Posillico family and community have raised over $550,000 to find more effective and less toxic treatments for children with cancer.
Whitney Marie was born on September 27, 2011 at 1:02 am as a beautiful, healthy 6 lb. 12 oz. girl. On November 1st, at five-weeks-old, we noticed blood in Whitney's urine and went directly to the emergency room where a sonogram detected a "mass" in her right kidney. At six-weeks-old, Whitney had her entire right kidney removed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the mass was diagnosed as a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney. This extremely rare and aggressive cancer affects young children and only five to ten cases are diagnosed in the US each year. At seven-weeks-old, Whitney started her first chemotherapy treatment.
After a brave, ten-month battle, Whitney passed away peacefully on October 8, 2012. Although she was here briefly, her life significantly impacted many people around her. She taught us that regardless of the circumstances, we must always BELIEVE!
For more information on Whitney Marie Posillico and her family, go to: WhitsWay.org.