9th Annual MTK 5K held at Austin Park, benefits area pediatric cancer patients | KAMR

Posted: Jul 18, 2021 / 11:28 CDT / Updated: Jul 18, 2021 / 11:28 CDT

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The 9th Annual MTK Memorial Run, benefiting the MTK Foundation, was held this morning in Austin Park.

The foundation said its mission is to care for, support and help find cures for children battling childhood cancer.

It is named in honor of Madison Taylor Knebusch, who died of cancer at the age of 16.

“But it’s an event where people can go out,” said Levi Knebusch, executive director of The MTK Foundation. “They can stay healthy and they can help some of our most vulnerable populations. These children who have cancer. Some of them, you know, are in dire need of help and money and non-clinical guidance.”

The foundation provides services to current pediatric cancer patients in the Texas Panhandle, as well as grants and direct funding to childhood cancer research.

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