Your donation will help support childhood cancer research. It will give so many families with children with cancer much needed hope.
I am super excited to be running this half marathon with Uncle Mark, and Cuz's Melissa and Celina. GO TEAM RUN BMC - Woot Woot!! It feels really good to be running again and I am extremely fortunate to have my health to be able to do this.
Aspen is my healthy and vibrant 2 year old little girl that runs and jumps and plays the way we wish all kids could do. I am running in honor of all the children who can't enjoy these simple pleasures, who have battled this horrific disease, and those who are fighting for their lives. I am inspired by the fearless nature and bravery of these children and their families.
I was especially inspired by the spirit of a little girl named Emma C. When reading stories of these children and their families, I can't help to think of Aspen, feel extremely grateful, and want to play a small part in hopes to make difference.
If possible, please consider giving to this wonderful cause - every little bit helps! Your money will go towards finding better treatments for our children with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. And, if you're unable to give monetarily, your emotional support is still very much appreciated :)
More about Emma...
Emma is a smart, beautiful four-year old who relapsed from a Wilm’s tumor in June of 2011. She was first diagnosed at the age of three-years old and underwent her first surgery to have her kidney removed followed by chemotherapy for six months.
On her three month scan, it was discovered that the tumors were back and had spread to her lungs. Upon relapsing, it was found that she had six additional tumors on her lungs. Emma had the tumors biopsied and is starting back on chemotherapy. She just finished her third surgery to remove the rest of the tumors from her lung. Her parents call her their “little honey badger” that never gives up and is always in a good mood.
Every day two classrooms of students, about 46 children, are diagnosed with cancer and most will spend the next three years in treatment. Pediatric cancer is different than adult cancer and is the number one disease killer of kids’ ages 0-20. Rally Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to raising funds to support childhood cancer research which is under-funded up to $30 million a year. Please join me with your donation and be a Champion for Childhood Cancer Research!