We reached our goal!
October 23, 2017
TEAM: It's Coral, Not Pink! MEMBERS: Maggie Behlen, Kate Behlen, Fritz Behlen, & Nick Dilli
What's the The Claire Marie Foundation all about? Established in 2014 following the death of Claire Marie Wagonhurst, a good family friend of ours who at only 17 lost a long battle with adolescent melanoma. Contrary to popular beliefs that melanoma is primarily caused by sun exposure, Claire's battle was a result of changes her body went through during puberty. She was an amazing young woman who had a passion for life and living in color, specifically the color coral (which Claire would remind you, is very different from pink), for which we named our team after.
Why The Baltimore Running Festival? is considered one of the best races on the East Coast and we are so proud to be a part of this great Maryland tradition. Funds raised will support our mission to raise awareness, clarity and hope in the fight against adolescent and young adult melanoma through prevention, education, and awareness programs.
Through our fundraising efforts, we can continue to raise awareness for adolescent melanoma and continue to see the color, joy, and beauty in our world as Claire saw it everyday. #LIVELIFELIKECLAIRE!