BENEFITING: PRAYERS FROM MARIA FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Apr 26, 2015
Let's face it, research for poorly understood and uncommon diseases only comes about when their is a driving force behind the issue. Childhood cancer should get us all up in arms to find a cure! The Prayers from Maria and Friends of Melana Foundations were formed to help raise awareness and funds needed for the research to find a treatment, prevention, or a cure for childhood cancers, On April 26, 2015, the Sunflower Striders will be running The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon as a fundraiser for Prayers from Maria and Friends of Melana. Both Maria and Melana lost their lives to a childhood cancer known as Difuse Intrisic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG) at very young ages.
As of the moment, these are still inoperable and incurable tumors, however, due to the efforts of our grassroots fundraising campaigns, research with some promising advances towards treatment of DIPG has been made!
Below is a link to a recent newspaper article, and recently in the news, we have heard alot about DIPG. Please, be generous, join our team and donate today!