Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2023 Infinite Love Tutu Trot 5K Run/Walk (Trumbull, CT)

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tutus for a Cause:
5K Run/Walk in Tutus Fights Pediatric Brain Tumors
On Sunday June 11, runners across the country can turn their footsteps into dollars for pediatric
brain tumor research. And they can wear a tutu while they do it.
The 8th annual Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer “Tutu Trot” 5K Run/Walk has a goal of
raising $100,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumor Network, a global research effort based at the
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They are looking to repeat the amount they raised in 2022,
thanks to the efforts and generosity of hundreds of participants, donors, and sponsoring
This year’s 5K race is being held in-person at two locations in two different states: Trumbull High
School in Trumbull, CT and Middletown High School South in Middletown, NJ. People wanting
to help from outside those areas can still participate by signing up and participating virtually from
wherever they are that day.
In addition to the 5K Run/Walk that is open to all ages, the event also includes a series of short
Kids’ Fun Runs to be held on the track after the 5K is complete. Interested participants can sign
up online, anytime up until Race Day on June 11; free t-shirts will be guaranteed for everybody
who registers by May 12.
The story of the Tutu Trot is one of people coming together. Two parents of cancer fighters,
strangers to each other, started separate 5K races in their hometowns to raise awareness and
money for the childhood cancer cause. Jim McCaffrey held the first Tutu Trot in Trumbull CT
while his daughter Mia, a kindergartener, was battling rhabdomyosarcoma. Sue Funck began
the Hustle4Hannah 5K in Tinton Falls, NJ to honor the memory of her 14-year-old daughter
Hannah after her fight with brain cancer.
Through the connected network of childhood cancer families, they each met Andrea Verdone
Gorsegner, founder of the nonprofit foundation Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. The three
combined efforts to create the Infinite Love Tutu Trot as a way to honor Mia and Hannah by
raising funds for the Children’s Brain Tumor Network, a research consortium based at CHOP.
Since 2019 the generous participants, donors, and sponsors of the annual Infinite Love Tutu
Trot have raised an impressive $240,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumor Network. The CBTN
was created to enable rapid and detailed information-sharing between researchers worldwide,
and has drastically accelerated the rate of life-saving research for children with brain tumors.
Contributions from nonprofit organizations like Infinite Love allow the CBTN to grow bigger and
faster, accelerating the pace of progress in the fight against pediatric brain tumors.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


June 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm