BENEFITING: TY LOUIS CAMPBELL FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 17, 2013
On November 17, 2013, I'll be participating in my very first marathon in Philadelphia. I will be running on behalf of children fighting cancer and in memory of those who have died fighting this horrific disease, specifically Ty Louis Campbell.
Some of you may be familiar with "Super Ty," who lost his long, two-year battle with an extrarenal rhabdoid tumor at the age of five in October 2012. I have followed his mother's extraordinary blog, (www.superty.org) and I encourage you to visit it as well. The raw, emotional writing and inspiration of words from Ty's mother will touch your heart as it has touched mine.
Cindy Campbell, Ty's mom, fought for two long years to save her son and then she graciously let him go to be a sweet, beloved, angel. Cindy is now fighting the fight for other children.
The Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation was created in Ty's honor to raise awareness for pediatric cancer through his courageous battle, and to help fund the progress that is being made in developing more effective, less harmful treatments for a range of pediatric cancers including brain and spinal tumors.
Pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children. There is no known cause or prevention for most childhood cancers. One out of four children diagnosed with cancer die, and the average age of death is only eight years old.
Please help me support those children still fighting for their lives. I am honored that you have taken the time to read this, please take the time to make a donation on behalf of Super Ty!
I am thrilled to raise awareness and funds for the TLC Foundation. I am equally as excited to be running along side a friend of 20 years, a cancer survivor herself. Tara Klingner is fund raising through TNT for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Together I know we are making a difference.
Many thanks for your support!
The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation is a nonprofit organization, certified 501(c)(3), that funds innovative research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the deadliest childhood cancers (including brain and spinal cord tumors). The organization seeks less toxic, more effective treatments that are specifically designed for children fighting cancer. The ultimate mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will uncover new ways to cure children with cancer.