This page is no longer accepting donations
Raised so far


Footprints: Running for Ryan!

Donations as of October 10, 2015:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$1,400.00 Raised Online
$1,400.00 Total Raised


“Running for RYAN”

Ryan (currently 2.5 years old) was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) on March 3, 2011. He has spent the last year in and out of the hospital for not only chemotherapy, but because of infections as well. His intense treatments include (but are not limited to) daily chemotherapy, 6 + hour infusions, surgeries, spinal injections, and bone marrow biopsies. Ryan’s entire treatment plan will last for 3.5 years, and he will not be done with chemotherapy or be cancer free until he is 5.5 years old! He doesn't know what life is like as a "typical" toddler, yet he proves to us every day that he is strong and never looks back. He is courageous beyond his years, and I want to do all I can to tell his story and leave his “Footprint.”

In honor of Ryan’s courageous battle with cancer, and in recognition of the outstanding care and services provided by the UMass staff, we want to give back. We would like to "pay it forward" by raising funds to create a fun and welcoming waiting area specifically for children with compromised immune systems or neutropenic children who are receiving chemotherapy. All children are required to wait in the general clinic waiting room, which is often filled with people, some of whom may be sick or contagious. Your donation to Footprints will enhance Ryan's experience, as well as the experiences of so many other children battling cancer. Together, let’s do all we can to make their journey more comfortable!

Please consider sponsoring me, and/or donating to the Footprints Program while I run 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon. With every step I will think of my son and of all the children afflicted with this awful disease. With every step I will remember every cry, every smile and every hurdle. With every step I will think of all of you and how thankful I am for your support.


Comment Donation
Leslie, Chris, and India Collins You all are in our prayers -
Anonymous God Bless
Caroline Rosa
The Stout Family Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jessica Fish
Kathy Grasso So proud of you! Your family is in God's hands :)
Anonymous you will always be in my PRAYERS
Maria Grasso I will keep you in my prayers
Anonymous God bless
MOXIE Girls We are with you in spirit every step of the way!
Mark Roberts Thank you for your time and commitment.
Ann Marie Hershberger and Family Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers
Anonymous Continuing to pray for all of you!!
Traci Weaver You continue to be a true inspiration.
Missy Amelotte Go Addie!!!!!!

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
Raised Online
Total Raised