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Emily Whitehead Foundation - Philadelphia Marathon 2016

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THE STORY:

If I don't think I can do something, I think of Emily. The inspiration the Whiteheads have given me has led me through my first marathon and literally up a mountain. Most defintiley not the only things they inspire me to do, perhaps the most important is to be a better person and take the high road whenever possible. 

I was fortunate enough to meet the Whiteheads during my time in college. Some people change you, and I know for sure my life would look a lot different if it wasn't for this family. Probably filled with a lot less love. 

I am beyond excited to return to Philadelhpia in November to run a half marathon for Em.

Emily Whitehead Foundation wrote -

Emily Whitehead is a 3-time leukemia survivor.  She was the first child in the world to receive a breakthrough T-cell immunotherapy to finally beat her leukemia.  Emily is alive today because of cancer research. We saw firsthand how cancer research is saving lives; however, there are still children losing their lives every day because of limited treatment options for high-risk patients like Emily. Children who have their cancer return are harder to treat because their cancer becomes resistant to standard therapies. Cutting edge treatments like the T-cell therapy are needed to help cure these children but funding is limited. Childhood cancer receives only 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget for research. Many researchers rely on grants from non-profit organizations and private donors who are dedicated to raising funds for childhood cancer research.

Please visit www.emilywhiteheadfoundation.org for more info on our efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer! 

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