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Lance and Trisa 26.2 for Childhood Cancer

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October 09, 2012

This is overwhelming. Two days in and already 50% of the way to our goal! Thanks! Until I can get around to thanking you all personally.  See more
Lance Shelton

THE STORY:

Childhood Cancer. Although, it is not as publicized as other cancers, it is just as devastating and very real to thousands of children. To see your child, or any child engage in a battle for their lives, a life that they have only begun to live, is indescribable.

“Each year, approximately 13,500 parents will hear the words “your child has cancer.”  Across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children.  Despite major advances – from an overall survival rate of 10 percent just forty years ago to nearly 80 percent today, for many rare cancers, the survival rate is much lower.  Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years” - CureSearch.org


On October 29th, 1989, Jason McDonald, my wife’s cousin, earned his wings after a long battle with childhood cancer. Almost twenty years later, in June of 2009, our family received the devastating news that our 2 1/2 year old little boy, Jackson, had a rare form of Kidney Cancer... Two moments in time that will never be forgotten and a constant reminder that childhood cancer affects too many children and families.

The day of our son’s diagnosis was one of the worst days of our life.  During the next 6 months, we were forced to learn about this deadly disease and prepared ourselves for a battle we didn’t see coming. We were on a quest for information for such things as the drugs used for chemo along with their side effects, case studies that would now involve our little boy and we needed to face statistics on survival rates (with the mindset that we would beat the odds).  We also needed suggestions on how to hold our family together.  We had to know how to “live with cancer.”  Although we had a team of amazing oncologists, surgeons and most of all FAMILY and friends by our side providing support and information, we were very thankful for the information we received from the National Childhood Cancer Foundation and through the web site, CureSearch.org.  It was invaluable to us in providing information, the latest research, as well as llinks to other websites that helped guide us through our journey.

Today, Jackson's in remission and living a “normal” life...going to Kindergarten, playing and fighting with his big sister Emma, and loving Power Rangers.  Starting in January, he will only have to visit the hospital for scans once a year and is now labeled as a “Cancer Survivor”.  This November,during the N.Y.City  Marathon it will be 3 years and 5 months since Jackson’s cancer was removed. We feel so fortunate that we have battled this cancer and won, but we also want to give back to an organization that helped us during a very difficult  time. Our hope is that CureSearch.org will continue to help other families who are diaganosed with childhood cancer not only by providing information but providing the research to someday find a cure.



Please join us in supporting such an important cause.

$7,407

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa Swenson

    $500

  • Janice and Craig McBride

    $100

  • Les Shelton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bridwell Family

    $50

  • Mike Evans

    $100

  • Jeana DeRoche

    $30

  • Mullin Family

    $50

  • Gina and Bob Shuttleworth

    $100

  • Jamie Pitts

    $20

  • Ryan Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sharon Todd

    $250

  • Mike & Elizabeth Miller

     

  • Calkins Family

    $50

  • Karen Saunders

    $250

  • Brent Johnson

    $500

  • Jeff & Kimberly Johnson

    $100

  • Erika and Julie

     

  • Shane Philpot

     

  • Joe Romano

    $100

  • Peter Mainguy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Matt and Bobbie Medlin

     

  • David, Maria, Michael and Ryan McDonald

    $100

  • The Ide Family

    $30

  • Jen & Richard Wyne

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Frank & Sheila Carter

    $50

  • Jamie McDonald

    $200

  • Bill and Edah Shuttleworth

    $50

  • Tha Lamont Family

     

  • Peter Lyster

     

  • Angela and Doug Besch

     

  • Brenna WIst

     

  • Chris Capron

    $50

  • DanaFoote

     

  • Penny Pattee

    $50

  • Janet Fernandez Santos

    $50

  • Aidan & Jordyn Levy

    $500

  • Susan and James McDonald (grandma and grandpa)

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Zane & Stacey

    $50

  • Debbie and Terry Kaylor

    $25

  • Thomas McDonald

    $25

  • Scott & Dini Johnson

    $100

  • the bast family of 5

     

  • Staci, Brian, Blake & Rylan Nicholson

    $100

  • Homa & Mike Samway

    $50

  • Kimberly & John Schleef

    $102

  • Margaret Xu

    $50

  • Pat Johnson

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • George and Elaine Harris

    $25

  • Ross

    $100

  • Beth Kane

     

  • Cinda

    $30

  • John Hale

     

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148% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

John Hale

John Hale

Run hard! Great cause. 4 years ago

Cinda

Cinda

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Beth Kane

Beth Kane

4 years ago

Ross

Ross

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

George and Elaine Harris

George and Elaine Harris

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Pat Johnson

Pat Johnson

5 years ago

Margaret Xu

Margaret Xu

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kimberly & John Schleef

Kimberly & John Schleef

DONATION: $102

I love that you're doing this, and love that you're doing it for this particular charity. Our sponsorship is made up of a nickel for every mile, that you each run, for the first 26 miles. That comes to $2.60 total. Then, knowing how hard that last 0.2 miles is of the 26.2 mile race, we're sponsoring you $50 EACH to SPRINT into the shoot and across that finish line! Don't be fooled...you'll more than earn that $50 b/c it will feel like it's all uphill! Best of luck!!! 5 years ago

Homa & Mike Samway

Homa & Mike Samway

DONATION: $50

do it to it, Lance! 5 years ago