2018 Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run

The Ankeny Family, #carterstrongforever
The Ankeny Family, #carterstrongforever


Team Inspiration:

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

Link to team fundraising events and info: http://bit.ly/pcrfcarterstrongforevercal

You can find his story on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/546338455516653/


From PCRF:

Approximately 13,000 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 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.  I have chosen to support this four star charity in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Thank you for taking the time to support this important cause by joining our team or donating.  Please, consider forwarding this to someone else who may wish to be involved.  Research is the key to advancing pediatric cancer treatments and cures.  Together we can find a cure.


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