Partnered with The Morgan Adams Foundation, Grace's Race is an annual event that helps raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research.
In December of 2010, Grace began to complain that her right foot was going numb a few times a day lasting for about a minute each time. This was accompanied by a weakness and eventual inability to lift her ankle in a normal walking stride. She went to Children’s Hospital Colorado thinking she had pinched a nerve. Instead, doctors discovered that Grace had a malignant brain tumor in the motor cortex of her brain affecting her right foot. Treatment began with brain and spinal radiation in combination with carboplatinum chemotherapy each weekday for 30 days. Grace then endured two different chemotherapy treatments, weekly, over the next year. Thanks to Dr. Nick Foreman’s research funded by The Morgan Adams Foundation, this treatment was successful and Grace is now a normal thirteen year old. She loves swimming freestyle and butterfly, rock climbing, horseback riding, and hanging out with her friends.
Grace has decided to make Grace's Race an annual event where all proceeds benefit pediatric brain tumor research. Last year Grace and Girl Scout Troop 62540 were able to present a $44,000 check from Grace's Race and The Morgan Adams Foundation to Dr. Nick Foreman and his research at Children's Hospital Colorado.