Christopher Stephen Grimes III, age 8, passed away on September 5, 2012 after a valiant four year long battle with Neuroblastoma cancer while in the arms of his loving parents.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the NMTRC at the Helen De Vos Children’s Hospital as the doctors and researchers there are working to find a cure for Neuroblastoma. 8 years is too short of a life, but there is still time and hope for other families.
Donations can be made online at www.canmass.com through the secure website of this summer’s 4th annual fundraiser for the NMTRC.
Checks can be made out to “Helen De Vos Children’s Hospital – NB Fund” and mailed to Peg McCobb, 75 Rinaldo Road, Weymouth, MA 02191
The Can Mass Challenge
Children with cancer need our help.
On August 1, 2013 the Can Mass team will once again embark on a 500 mile ride in just 4 days in an effort to help find a cure for Neuroblastoma. The team is comprised of Christopher's uncle, Ed McGovern, as well as Mark Rayfield, Mark Canning, Sam Butcher, Dave Platt and Peter Murphy. This will be their 4th annual ride.
Last year Christopher was in remission when the Can Mass Challenge took place. He has since relapsed and the prognosis is poor. There are clinical trials that could save Christopher that are waiting on funding to be opened. This is the hope we need.
All funding raised by the Can Mass team will be donated to the NMTRC at the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are dedicated to finding a way to stop this disease and give pediatric patients the future they deserve. There is hope!
Please consider donating to the Can Mass Challenge. Every dollar donated will go towards research and finding a cure for Christopher and so many other children who desperately need help.
Their voices can’t be heard so it’s up to us. Every donation, no matter how big or small, could help to save a life.
To learn more about Christopher and read his story visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/christophergrimes
To Learn more about the NMTRC visit www.nmtrc.org