SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – They called today’s event at Sugar House Park “Superheroes Unite”, and it was easy to see why.
Ballons with names on them and posters with pictures of little children lined the park today. They are all fighting cancer or have passed away.
It’s called Superheroes Unite to raise money for “Cure Search”, a national non-profit dedicated to children’s cancer research. Many families that were there are impacted by this.
Megan Gibson, whose son J.C. has leukemia, shared her story to Good4Utah.
“He is the little boy that the Jazz signed for a day three years ago. He had leukemia when he was two and fought for 39 months. He was then cancer free for 27 months and then his cancer came back this summer. We’re now in a second fight with cancer and he’s not even eight years old.”
She says 200 Utah families find out each year they have children diagonsed with some form of cancer.