About us



"We Plan, We Run, We Race for Them”  was a motto that originated nine years ago as a group of moms sat around the kitchen table to plan the First Annual Cardinal Strut.   This group of moms  made a promise to two other Holly Tree Elementary moms - that their sons, Bryson Parry and Jakob Hatton, who lost their battles with cancer, would never be forgotten.    Over the years the call to support other local families whose children were diagnosed with cancer grew stronger, and led to the formation of Strut for Kids, Inc.  in 2016.


Strut for Kids, Inc.,  is a non-profit  organization that provides assistance funds to families of children in the Greater Wilmington area who have been diagnosed with cancer.   The proceeds from Strut for Kids Race will now directly impact children in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.  The race continues to be hosted by Holly Tree Elementary School and would not be possible without the strong support of Holly Tree Elementary PTA.


Read about us in the news here and here. And watch a TV clip here.


​Thank you for supporting Strut for Kids and helping us to make a positive impact in the lives of children in our community.

PO Box 7693

Wilmington, NC 28406