“Hike and Seek for Research” Event Benefits Pediatric Genetic Disorders

Take a hike! The second annual family- and dog-friendly Hike & Seek for Research will take place Sunday, September 9 at one of the award-winning Cleveland Metroparks, Brecksville Reservation. Guests can hike anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

Upon check-in at the Nature Center or Oak Grove Picnic Shelter, guests will receive a special bandana to wear and a “seek” list to find specific items on the trails to post on social media for a chance to win prizes, including one of five $100 gift cards from L.L.Bean, ice cream from Pierre’s or backpacks from CWRU School of Medicine among many other prizes. Hike & Seek for Research is expected to draw hundreds of supporters from Northeast Ohio who love nature, and helping kids!

Proceeds from Hike and Seek for Research directly support the Research Institute for Children’s Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The institute aims to improve outcomes for children who suffer from devastating diseases and disorders by accelerating breakthroughs into treatments.

This year, the institute will celebrate its third year of biomedical research. Thanks to generous support, the institute has moved from conducting research on one disease in 2015 to 18 diseases in 2018.


Donation to hike is $20 (ages 10 and up) and $50 per family before the event and $30 (ages 10 and up) and $60 per family the day of the event. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit HikeandSeekforResearch2018.Eventbrite.com.

To learn more about opportunities to support The Research Institute for Children’s Health, visit casemed.case.edu/pediatrics/kids.

To learn more about Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, visit case.edu/medicine.

Media Contact(s):

Media Contact:
Ansley Gogol

Event Contact:
Kim Scott Sowinski