Southern California Brain Tumor Walk & Race

Jacob and Mr Puddles

In memory of Jacob A Medina, forever 5 yrs old. 


Join Jacob's Team in the fight against Brain Tumor.

Today, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, 13,657 being children. An estimated 4,170 new cases of childhood brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed in 2022. They are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children ages 0-14 year.

Your participation and support will drive discoveries and fuel the breakthroughs we need.


About the Walk/Run:

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 9am

Griffith Park - Crystal Springs

4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Walk/Run Distance: 5K (3.1 mi)


Registration Options

Youth registration options are 12 and under.

  • Adult Runner – $35
  • Adult Walker – $25
  • Youth Runner – $15
  • Youth Walker – $5
  • Virtual Participant – $30

If you are unable to attend in person, register as a virtual participant.


About Jacob and Mr Puddles: 

Jacob was a sweet, brave, adventurous, silly little guy with beautiful curls. He was a big jokester and loved magic. He loved superheroes, especially Captain America. Jacob battled with DIPG for 352 days, he passed away Oct 07, 2021. We miss him so much every day..

Jacob's best friend was a stuffed kitty he named, Mr Puddles. Mr Puddles was a big part of Jacob’s short childhood and cancer journey. He was really attached to him and took him everywhere. Mr Puddles continues to be part of our lives as we try to incorporate him on events and our DIPG Journey as Bereavement parents. He is our way to keep Jacob alive in our memories and thoughts.



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National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.

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