Endurance Run For Leukemia Elimination
Organized by: Michael Steffensen
EVENT DATE Nov 01, 2014
I am asking you to support me as I run in the Jazz Half Marathon Saturday, November 1, 2014. The race benefits the “Operation Leukemia Elimination – Battle Gabriel” relief fund, for Gabriel and the Fairbanks family. Just a few facts about this great cause:
On December 22, 2010, Gabriel was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After an air ambulance transport from Reno, Nevada to Oakland, California, Gabriel was admitted for treatment at Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland. Gabriel is now home in Reno, but will continue to receive treatment both in Reno and Oakland until May, 2014.
Gabriel is fighting the battle of his life, and we are here to support him. However, as with any war, it comes with tremendous costs – physical, emotional, and financial.
A benefit fund has been established to help offset the expenses associated with Gabriel’s treatment, including the tens of thousands of dollars in expenses which have already accrued in the last three months for his treatment and associated with traveling from Reno to Oakland. Once funds are no longer necessary to help off-set the expenses related to Gabriel’s treatment, the Fairbank’s have committed to donating all remaining proceeds to assist other families in the Northwestern Nevada/Northeastern California area who are also faced with the physical, emotional and financial burdens associated with the diagnosis of a catastrophic illness.