18 days until the CLE marathon!
May 02, 2018
Like so many others, I was first drawn to the Prayers from Maria Foundation about five years ago when my eye caught that beautiful 1/2-mile long field of sunflowers on the north side of I-90 in Avon. I then learned Maria's story and it really hit home. In the summer of 2007, at the same time my wife and I were preparing for the arrival of twin boys, Maria passed away from a rare form of brain cancer at the age of seven. Every year since then, the popularity of the sunflower field has increased as has the awareness and research directed towards curing those who are diagnosed with the same illness as Maria. Today, we have a daughter who is the same age as Maria when she was first diagnosed and I struggle to comprehend how she and her family managed during that time. As part of the Sunflower Striders team running the Cleveland Marathon on May 20th, my goal is to raise money/awareness to keep familes in the future from having to endure the same heartbreak. Please consider a small donation. Thank you!