For the Kids Tour raises awareness about pediatric cancer - WSMV News 4

For the Kids Tour raises awareness about pediatric cancer

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A unique campaign aimed at raising awareness about pediatric cancer is making a difference one city at a time. This week, the For the Kids Tour made a stop in Nashville.

"We're only two weeks in, and we've seen growth in a short amount of time," said founder and President Nellie Krumlauf.

The group raises money and awareness to help families struggling with pediatric cancer.

"We are dedicating a whole month, which is actually pediatric cancer awareness month, and we're traveling for 30 days straight to spread the word about what we are doing," Krumlauf said.

Their first stop Wednesday was at Clinton's Clubhouse - a Middle Tennessee group that also helps children fighting cancer.

"There's lots of little voices for childhood cancer, and we're trying to create one big voice and catapult that forward," Krumlauf said.

Krumlauf was just 16 years old when she started Nellie's Catwalk for Kids and held a fashion show to raise money.

Seven years later, she's raised about $500,000 for a cause that is very personal.

"My grandma passed away from cancer when I was much younger. Cancer has been a part of my life, and I was sick of being angry and wanted to give back and make my mark on the community," she said.

Now, she's expanding her reach and taking that message on the road.

For more information on the tour and its cause, visit:

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