Hello friends. This May I am running the Cleveland Rite Aid Half Marathon as a Sunflower Strider. I wanted to join the Sunflower Sriders to raise awareness about pediatric gliomas. I feel this is one thing I CAN do to help...to run and fundraise for Prayers from Maria Foundation so that one day there will be a cure for childhood brain cancer. Thank you for considering donating to my to fundraising goal.
Each year, my girls and I plant Sunflower seeds in a large sunflower field in Avon Lake, Ohio We return to the field in late summer/ early Fall to see the 5 foot tall sunflowers in bloom and the girls love to give donations to Prayers From Maria. We also "dedicate" blooming sunflowers in honor of and in memory of our family and friends who are battling cancer. The girls fill out a tag with a special note or prayer and tie it to a Sunflower in the field
"Very few funds are available for pediatric glioma (a childhood brain tumor) research. The fact is, anything significant has yet to be achieved in research for children who suffer from a glioma. Many of these children simply continue to die. We are just starting out on the road to changing these statistics forever. It is critical, therefore, to put every dollar possible toward research. The Prayers from Maria Foundation puts every monetary donation received toward funding the most promising research of childhood gliomas. Any expenses necessary to operate the foundation are completely raised through fundraising. Our volunteers work very hard to secure as many donations as possible for the supplies and resources needed to put on fundraising events. We have no other goal or agenda except to fund research, help families and increase awareness." ~ Prayers From Maria Foundation
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