We support childhood cancer families in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. No child should fight alone.

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Strut for Kids, a 501(c)(3), is the only nonprofit in Wilmington, NC solely dedicated to supporting local children in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties on the pediatric cancer journey. We are committed to supporting these kids and their families from the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and beyond.

10th Anniversary Cardinal Strut Race

Feb 16th, 2019

We have an exciting day of running/walking/dancing and strutting in store to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Cardinal Strut! This is one party you will not want to miss! Click below for more details!

Get Your Strut On

- Did You Know? -


1/285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20

20+ Children

In Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick counties, 20 new children are diagnosed with childhood cancer with the closest treatment centers being Duke or UNC Chapel Hill

10K Yearly

Estimated out of pocket costs is $10,000 per year

150 Miles

A 2.5 hour drive either way can easily add up to over 150 miles

Travel Time

All children with cancer in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick County must travel for treatment, with the closest treatment centers being Duke or UNC Chapel Hill

1-3x Weekly

Treatments can be 1-3x/week for months or years



New Hanover County

View Jacob's Story
Jorja Belle

Jorja Belle

Brunswick County

View Jorja Belle's Story

B-I-N-G-O Time!!!

The 2nd annual Owen Preston Bingo Night benefitting Strut for Kids was held on September 8th, 2018 at Pine Valley Country Club. It was an absolute success and we thank everyone who contributed and participated!

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