Charlie Capalbo's family walks to raise money to fight cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Capalbo family and their friends are taking steps to raise money and awareness about childhood cancer after losing Charlie Capalbo to cancer in April of last year.
"We promised him when he was dying that we would do our part forever to raise money for other kids. The kids in the future," says Charlie's mother Jennifer Capalbo.
Charlie Capalbo fought cancer multiple times at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He was only 23 when he died.
"To see him go through everything he did really was an eye-opener to see things that no child nor family should ever go through," says Tighe Jorgensen, a childhood friend.
Charlie's family will be joined by over 100 others around the country walking to raise money, including his brother Will in Florida.
"I wish there was more that I could do to help honor him, but this is a great way to do it because we're doing it all together as a team so it feels like we're united," says Rebecca Jarit, Charlie's aunt.
Many will walk the 26 miles in hope of raising close to $75,000 to find a cure.
"I really do hope in our lifetime we see much better results and treatments for kids with cancer," says Jarit.
Family and friends ended Friday's tune-up at two benches in Fairfield that are dedicated to Charlie Capalbo.
"We can't have the one thing back that we want, which is Charlie, but we can honor our promise to him," said Jennifer Capalbo.
The Jimmy Fund walk is Oct. 1 in Boston. You can do the walk from anywhere.
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