After two years as a virtual fundraiser due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to be together on April 1 at Panther Island Pavilion to support our Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology families in person! For more information on The Blast 2023, click the “Event Info” tab.

If you aren’t able to walk with us at Panther Island Pavilion on April 1, you can still join in on the fun! Visit the “Event Info” tab for more information on how to support The Blast from wherever you are.

As official local health guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, event details are subject to change. Participants will be notified of any changes via email.

The children we serve count on your donations! Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology Center is one of only a handful of pediatric cancer programs in the Southwest. Your support provides our doctors with the latest treatments to serve our patients. Each dollar raised supports lifesaving research, technology and programs for children who are fighting cancer. Your generosity ensures that each family who enters our Hematology and Oncology Center has the best experience, even on their worst day.

Registration is $40 for adults, $25 for children under age 12 and includes a t-shirt for each participant.

Want your registration dollars to do more? BOOST! Registration is $70 for adults, $40 for children under age 12 and includes a t-shirt and sticker for each participant.

Go to and register. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact

Sign up to be a Team Captain and gather your family, friends and coworkers to walk and donate together.

How about taking your fundraising to the next level? Team or individual participants who raise $500 become Star Club members. Continue fundraising to $1,500 or beyond to be a Shooting Star Leader. Each fundraising level includes special perks and exclusive swag!

Visit the Toolkit for helpful tips!

Donate directly to a participant or team here.

Make a general donation here.

Call 682-885-4883.

Participants can pick up their t shirt and walk bib at The Blast registration tent on April 1. If you’ve registered as a participant but can’t attend on April 1, email Mission Control at

Yes. Participants may sign up on the morning of April 1 until 10:00 a.m. at the registration table.

The Blast will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, The Blast Mission Control will communicate any event changes with participants via email and social media.

No. The Blast is an untimed, family-friendly walk. We encourage participants to reflect and engage with other team members along the walk.

The Blast does not issue refunds for participant registration. If you are unable to attend The Blast on April 1, check out the “Event Info” tab to learn more about how to participate from wherever you are!

Yes, both are allowed.

Yes, pets of non-aggressive breeds are welcome.

Click on Event Info for details about this special way we honor, celebrate and remember patients during The Blast.

Volunteers are needed for The Blast. If you are interested in volunteering, email for more information and to sign up.

For more information or to ask questions, contact Claire Jones at or 682-885-4883.