Connecting Champions Events

Milestones, recognition, fundraising….the list goes on!

March to friendship logo

March Madness season brings together competitive teams of co-workers, friends, classmates and even next door neighbors — all for a winning bracket. But at Connecting Champions, it’s all for Friendship. During March to Friendship, we raise the stakes by giving teams the chance to make their bracket pools charitable.

Toast to Our Stars

Join us for the 2024 Toast from Coast to Coast! Every year, we host a virtual toast to celebrate the bravery of our kids & young adults with cancer. This is our opportunity to show how many of us are out there rooting for them to beat the disease! Each attendee receives a “mystery toast box” at their doorstep, including a fancy drink, pastry, and other mystery items for the whole family. Journey with us an inspirational road trip to hear participants and mentors alike share stories from their own journeys.

Night of Inspiration header

Like the Oscars or GRAMMYS, our Night of Inspiration is our night to shine! Our mentors present young adults and kids with personalized accolades for their bravery and inspiring outlook during their cancer journey. Also in the lineup: hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and an inspirational story (or two or three or 44… ). 

Vic and Syd

The Connecting Champions Run for Vic is held in memory of Victoria Ondo-Burnfin, who was a Connecting Champions intern and mentor. Victoria was a source of inspiration–teaching us to chase our dreams and not let anything, even cancer, hold us back.

Held both in-person (Pittsburgh) and virtually, this event is for participants anywhere in the world! Not a big runner? Take your dog for a walk! Don’t have a pet? Fundraise instead. Register as a runner or an ambassador to create friendships every step of the way–either way. 

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