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Thank you for your generous …
Thank you for your generous donation of $100.00 to the Prayers from Maria Foundation in support of the 2016 Sunflower Striders Cleveland Marathon Team. Your contribution helps us raise much-needed funding for children's brain cancer research.

As a result of the success of our 2014 events and fundraising efforts, we awarded the $250,000 Melana Matson Memorial Grant—our third major research grant since 2010—to Dr. James Basilion and his team at Case Western Reserve University, who are studying the use of nanotechnology to more effectively and efficiently treat children’s gliomas. Soon we will be announcing the recipient of our next major research grant, made possible by our success in 2015. Please know that your generous donation is critical to our ability to fund these groundbreaking studies.
Thank you again for your generosity and for helping us plant hope for all children battling gliomas.

With warmest gratitude,

Ed and Megan McNamara, Co-Founders
Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation
2 years ago
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Tom Roach
westlake, OH United States
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I am currently raising funds for the Prayers from Maria Foundation. This charity supports glioma cancer research.


The cure rate for most childhood brain tumors is significantly lower than that for many other types of cancer, and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease.

Currently, childhood glioma research is grossly underfunded. The glioma family of tumors account for almost 45% of all tumors. They are the second highest cause of cancer deaths among young people. 85-95% of children who are diagnosed with a malignant glioma die within five years. Over 97% of children with the worst of gliomas, diffuse pontine gliomas, die within two years.

This news is devastating to families who are newly diagnosed. In today's world no child should have to suffer from such a horrible disease. No family should have to endure the pain of standing by helplessly as they watch their beautiful, innocent child slowly die from an illness that takes away everything they love in life. Prayers from Maria was built out of love and compassion for these children and their families and the dire need for research.

Prayers from Maria is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas; raising public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and their families who deal with the hardships of this disease.

We care about where our funding goes. With very little funds available for research, it matters where each of our grants is awarded. It is of the utmost importance that our funding support the most promising research being conducted on gliomas -- wherever that may be. No institution is favored over another. The foundation’s Medical Board consists of top doctors and researchers in the world for gliomas. Funding is awarded based on their professional expertise, experience, and evaluation of grant applications received.

Thanks to the generous support of so many, Prayers from Maria has awarded close to half a million dollars in grants to research of these deadly tumors in children.



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