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THE STORY:

Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old girl, who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace was diagnosed in January 2007 with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable tumor located in the brainstem, at the base of the brain.  Affecting primarily children, it is the rarest and worst of all pediatric brain tumors.  Approximately 150 to 200 children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year and survival time is typically just nine to twelve months from diagnosis. There is no known cure for this type of cancer and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 35 years.

 

The despair over the loss of their child, coupled with frustration over the lack of treatment options, led Tamara and Brian Ekis to form the Foundation named after their daughter.  The name, Reflections Of Grace, signifies the effect she had on the lives of those she touched over the course of her short life.

 

As our mission, Reflections Of Grace is dedicated to:

  • Providing financial, emotional, and educational support for children and their families affected by pediatric brain cancer
  • Raising awareness of all types of pediatric brain tumors, with a particular focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs), or Brainstem Gliomas
  • Joining with other like-minded organizations in educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer in the hope of curing all cancers

 

With your help, this event can be an inspiring success – both in terms of the monetary contributions gathered for the benefit of others and in the sense of community togetherness that we hope to encourage.  Thank you for sharing our purpose and passion by donating to this important and deserving cause.  Your generous support of and genuine care towards Race For Grace is deeply appreciated.

 

Reflections Of Grace Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

REGISTER

$3,795

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ally Klingensmith

    $10

  • Kherissa Withers

    $20

  • Pam Bayles

    $20

  • Milissa Dodaro

    $25

  • The Vereb Family

    $50

  • Diane Balliet

    $25

  • Kristina Malloy

    $25

  • Sofia Wilson

    $25

  • Susan, Meghan and Delaney

    $25

  • Macey, Myla, Riley, Mycah McCabe

    $20

  • Rebecca, Mike, & Elaina

    $25

  • Maria, Nick, & Geno

    $20

  • Nana and Poppa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • The Novakovich Family

    $25

  • Michael Ecker

    $100

  • Chris Bennett

     

  • Tara L. Lattomus

    $50

  • Brenda and Ted

    $100

  • Michael & Diane Romanelli

    $500

  • Tracey Maxwell

    $100

  • John Peters

    $50

  • The Lwowski Family

    $25

  • Uncle Martin, Aunt Margarethe, Becca and Angela

    $10

  • Sharon and Don Marcoz

    $25

  • Jen, Bill & Parker Mirt

    $50

  • Mahlstedt Family

    $1,000

  • William Snyder Funeral Home Inc.

    $250

  • Barbara & Bill Franczyk

    $25

  • Gosia Kosturek

     

  • Luke, Sheli & Jeanna

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Davis Family

     

  • Tricia & Ben

    $25

  • Carolyn Flamm

    $100

  • Tricia Smith

    $225

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The Team: $3,795 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tricia Mahlstedt

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Plavchak

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Diane Romanelli

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Ally Klingensmith

Amount Raised

$325

 

163% Raised of$200 Goal

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Kristin Marcoz

Amount Raised

$215

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Gray

Amount Raised

$200

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Darcy Field

Amount Raised

$55

Fundraiser Title

Lisa St. Clair

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Tricia Smith

Tricia Smith

DONATION: $225

3 years ago

Carolyn Flamm

Carolyn Flamm

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Tricia & Ben

Tricia & Ben

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

The Davis Family

The Davis Family

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Luke, Sheli & Jeanna

Luke, Sheli & Jeanna

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Gosia Kosturek

Gosia Kosturek

3 years ago

Barbara & Bill Franczyk

Barbara & Bill Franczyk

DONATION: $25

For all who suffer from any form of this horrible disease.God bless all! 3 years ago

Mahlstedt Family

Mahlstedt Family

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

William Snyder Funeral Home Inc.

William Snyder Funeral Home Inc.

DONATION: $250

3 years ago