Why I choose to participate in Time to Fly:
On January 12, 2012 the lives of me and my family members were turned upside down when my brother, Dylan, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. These were words we were mostly unfamiliar with, but we learned it was a type of cancer that most commonly strikes 13 - 20 year olds. He was a few months away from his 21st birthday at the time of his diagnosis. The cancer had metastasized to his bone marrow and his lungs by the time it was discovered. He fought through several rounds of chemo, months of radiation, and an auto bone marrow transplant and we are more than thankful to have him here with us and healthy today. After going through this illness alongside him and serving as his caretaker, I would like to be able to help fund research that will eventually lead to a cure. The advances that have been made in recent years are astounding, but there is still a long way to go. I also lost my cousin Karen to childhood cancer (osteosarcoma) after she battled for eight long years. This cause is near and dear to me and my family and I am so grateful to be able to participate and raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund. This is my 7th year as a team captain.
That’s why I’m joining the race against childhood cancer by participating in Time to Fly at Phalen Park in St. Paul, Minnesota this September. The funds I raise will support Children's Cancer Research Fund and leading-edge research that will lead to better treatments and ultimately, life-saving cures for children.
And you can help me reach the finish line by making a donation or joining me on race day.
**Together, we can help doctor’s say “we have an idea” when other doctor’s say “There’s nothing else we can do.”
**Together, we’ve already helped researchers make progress toward improving Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, creating better drugs for graft v. host disease, bettering leukemia therapies and much more.
**Together, we can create a world free of childhood cancer.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up. Thank you for supporting life-saving research and the families and children who battle cancer daily.
Learn more at ChildrensCancer.org.