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

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.

13th Anniversary Cardinal Strut Race

The Cardinal Strut Race is a beloved annual spring event in Wilmington, NC complete with running, walking, dancing, and strutting for a good cause! This is our flagship fundraiser and fun for all ages with over 500+ community participants.

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- 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 each year

Travel Time

There is no pediatric oncology treatment available locally, so all families are traveling for care, with the closest treatment centers being Duke or UNC Chapel Hill

1-3x Weekly

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

150 Miles

For families in the Greater Wilmington Area, the drive to UNC or Duke hospitals adds up to over 150 miles each way

$10k Yearly

For families battling childhood cancer, the estimated out of pocket costs is $10,000 per year



New Hanover County

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Jorja Belle

Jorja Belle

Brunswick County

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

The Owen Preston Bingo Night benefitting Strut for Kids is held annually in the Fall in Wilmington, NC. Attend for a chance to win some awesome prizes, all while raising money to help local families battling childhood cancer.

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