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Rally for Caelyn

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BENEFITING: RALLY FOUNDATION.ORG

EVENT DATE: May 10, 2014

Christen McCommon

THE STORY:

I am so excited to be running my first half marathon on May 10 at the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. I am even more blessed to be running and fundraising in honor of one of my dearest friends, Caelyn. Caelyn is a Ewing's sarcoma survivor and is an inspiration to me every day!

It's hard to believe I met Caelyn seven years ago during our first year at UGA when her hair was just growing back in from treatment. I thought she was super trendy with her edgy mohawk. Though she is super trendy, I learned that she had just beaten cancer! We quickly became best friends and lived together for years before I got married this past year. I absolutely couldn't imagine my life without her friendship. 

I don't want to bore you with facts, but did you know:

  • Cancer is the No. 1 disease killer of kids in America.
  • Kids get different kinds of cancers than adults so different research is required.
  • Less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research goes to childhood cancer research.
  • Two-thirds of kids with cancer will experience late effects from the treatment.

Since college, I have been blessed to work at the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally) and help raise funds for childhood cancer research so that treatments with fewer long-term side effects and eventually a cure for childhood cancer will be found.

When you donate, you can be confident that your donation is making a difference. Rally operates at 92% efficiency and has received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence for meeting the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

I am definitely not a runner, but when I think about everything that Caelyn and all of the other Rally Kids that are fighting cancer go through.... running 13.1 miles is nothing!

Please help me reach my fundriasing goal and support childhood cancer research. Thank you and Rally On!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,010

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christen McCommon

    $50

  • Lisa and Mark Patterson

    $200

  • Jerry Long (Granny)

    $200

  • Caelyn Brady

    $50

  • Angela Kirkland

    $40

  • Ali Dyson and Al Dudley

    $50

  • Meghan Loft

    $30

  • Norris Clay

    $40

  • Victoria Adams

    $40

  • Katie Moorhouse

    $40

  • Hannah Thomas

    $40

  • Mary Adeline

    $40

  • Amanda Dempsey

    $30

  • James Pound

    $50

  • Ken and Diane Pyles

    $50

  • Lloyd Pember

    $40

  • McCay Mercer

     

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84% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Donor Comments

McCay Mercer

McCay Mercer

4 years ago

Lloyd Pember

Lloyd Pember

DONATION: $40

Love you Cae and Christen! 4 years ago

Ken and Diane Pyles

Ken and Diane Pyles

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

James Pound

James Pound

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Amanda Dempsey

Amanda Dempsey

DONATION: $30

Go kitty! So proud of you! Love both of you girls so much! 4 years ago

Mary Adeline

Mary Adeline

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Katie Moorhouse

Katie Moorhouse

DONATION: $40

Good luck Christen!! 4 years ago

Victoria Adams

Victoria Adams

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Norris Clay

Norris Clay

DONATION: $40

4 years ago