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Kortney Rose Foundation

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THE STORY:

Kortney’s story has inspired me to run. She was a 9 year old girl with a winning personality whose life was cut short by brain cancer. She was diagnosed in December 2005 and died only four short months later in April 2006. Her parents started the Kortney Rose Foundation to create a legacy for Kortney of helping other children with brain tumors through the promise of research.

My honored hero is Christian, an 8 year old boy who is my son's friend, and who is currently battling a brain tumor at CHOP.

Brain tumors are the #1 cancer-related cause of death in children 19 and under and are now being diagnosed as often as Leukemia. I am running the marathon which is 26.2 miles. I am hoping you would be so kind as to sponsor me $1 or more a mile. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children suffering from brain tumors as we work to GET BRAIN TUMORS OFF KIDS’ MINDS.

In the past four years the Kortney Rose Foundation has donated over $378,000 to the pediatric brain tumor research program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where Kortney was treated. The donations are earmarked for CHOP’s large scale Genomics Project to hunt genes behind brain tumors and use the gene knowledge to guide therapy, and to devise new tests and treatments. Funding from KRF is also being used in the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium at CHOP and has been instrumental in a finding for Medulloblastoma tumors in a collaborative study with Johns Hopkins Hospital. Our goal is to raise $125,000 in 2011 to bring their 5 year total donated to a half a million dollars!!! Won’t you please help!

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