Welcome to Kristin's Page
My inspiration to support the fight against pediatric cancer came because of a courageous leukemia warrior named Carter.
I met Carter, sister Taylor, and mom Jamie through the Fit4Mom community that I joined when Q was one year old (summer of 2015). Carter was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on October 2, 2015 at the age of 4. He fought hard and never gave up and was kicking ALL's butt. Unfortunately Leukemia can be tricky and on Wednesday July 5, 2017 his parents got the news they never wanted to hear, Carter had relapsed. The next couple of months were filled with new treatments and hospital stays. In true Carter style he endured it all with his courageous smile. On October 8, 2017 Carter passed away due to complications from a condition called Typhlitis. Carter continues to inspire his friends and family to spread kindness every day. #carterstrongforever
As a mom, I cannot imagine the agony that Carter's parents are facing. Through it all, Tim and Jamie have been incredible advocates of the need for better research when it comes to pediatric cancers. When my running goals brought me to a half-marathon, and I found out about this cause, I felt very inspired to continue Carter's legacy of kindness by participating in this event.
Link to team fundraising events and info: <a href="http://bit.ly/pcrfcarterstrongforevercal"> http://bit.ly/pcrfcarterstrongforevercal </a>
Approximately 14,000 children a year in the US hear the words, “You have cancer.” Help us make sure that those words can be followed with, “But we have a cure.” Pediatric cancer research funding is less than 4% of the NIH funding for cancers. Progress is dependent upon private funding sources.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is a four star charity dedicated to raising funds that go directly to research that improves the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with malignant disease. Currently PCRF is funding 11 different institutions across the country. Thank you for taking the time to support this important cause in some way. Also, consider joining my team or forwarding this to someone else who may wish to be involved. Research is the key to advancing pediatric cancer treatments and cures.
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