The Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) was founded in 2003 by Richard and Diane Nares after losing their son Emilio to cancer just shy of his 6th birthday. ENF is a nonprofit organization that helps families navigate their child’s journey through cancer, and support each child's best chance of recovery.
When Emilio was going through his cancer treatment in Boston, he saw the Boston marathon runners training just outside his hospital room. Richard made a promise to Emilio that if he could be strong in his fight, Richard could find the strength to run the Boston marathon. Richard kept that promise, and has since run the Boston marathon three times and in 2013 Richard ran 700 miles across California and raised over $200,000 to support ENF’s programs through his runs.
Drum roll please...
Beginning on June 4th, Richard will be running from SEATTLE to SAN DIEGO stopping at 9 children's hospitals along his route to raise funds and interest in ENF programs as we prepere for our expansion!
Each pediatric children's hospital will be recieving Emilio's Loving Tabs shirts as a special gift. Emilio's Loving Tabs are shirts with snaps on the shoulder and sleeve to facilitate access to chemotherapy for children with cancer. The breathable shirts provide a sense of normalcy so children don’t have to take off or lift a shirt to receive treatment. A game changer for kids, parents, and hospital staff!
Throughout his two month run, Richard will be stopping at:
- Seattle Children's Hospital
- Doernbacher Children's Hospital (Portland)
- UCSF Benioff (Oakland/San Francisco)
- Lucille Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto)
- UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
- Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
- Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
- Children's Hospital of Orange County
- Rady Children's Hospital
Help us reach our goal of raising $250,000 for the Emilio Nares Foundation to assist in our expansion, and provide the gift of comfort and care for children in need as they battle cancer!