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4th Annual CanMass Challenge for NMTRC

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4th Annual CanMass Challenge for NMTRC

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 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.

Thank you!

To learn more about Christopher and read his story visit


To Learn more about the NMTRC visit



Comment Donation
Anne and Joe Cresci In memory of Christopher Grimes
Shelagh Foley O'Brien In memory of Christopher.
Clea James Please work hard to find a cure so other families don't have to suffer this way. In honor of Christopher Grimes
Kurt Reichelt
Brenda Christie
Peter and Meredith Murphy In memory if Christopher. Thoughts and prayers for the Grimes family.
The Branch Family In memory of Christopher and with hope a cure is found soon.
Viktorija Kuodis Yergatian My thoughts and prayers and with you Kristen and your family.
the Davidson Family in honor of Christopher
Bill & Susanne Woomer Our thoughts & prayer are with Christopher's family.
David and Monica Kimel Our most sincere sympathy on Christopher's passing
Stephanie, Scott & Alex Andrews In memory of Christopher Grimes
Serlin Haley, LLP
Bernie and Elsa Bingel Chris & Susan. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Willem & Rosalyn Trowbridge
Jeff Many blessings to you Christopher.
Pindell/Wilkens Family
Auntie A & Uncle Peter of Will B. Our hearts go out to Chris' family, friends and tight knit community. May love and healing find its way into everyones' hearts.
John Carter I'd like to honor Christopher's memory and extend my deepest sympathy to his family.
Carolyn and Ken Perine God bless.
National Bank of Middlebury Your friends in Middlebury have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa & Angelo Lynn Hugs to all. We were offline and away so missed the ride but thinking of you and praying for Christopher.
Bob and Linda Kocher
Marc & Tracy... Congrats and Great Job!!!
Anonymous Fantastic work from this team!
Andy and Shelly Griswold Good Luck!
Donald & Elizabeth Spradlin Our thoughts and prayers are with Christopher
Peter Racicot Great work Ed, stay safe! Peter
Lisa & Mark Mulone Accolades to the bikers as well and the entire support team for their incredible effort. "B" Strong!
Peter McCourt Good luck!
Cindy Stafford
Ashley & Dave Liffers
Martha Prakelt Praying for a miracle for Christopher! Have a great ride guys!
Jack and Judy Gray To the (6) Riders....................Not a finer cause.
Christopher Grimes First Pitch Fenway - raffle ticket sales. Good luck!!!
Lori and Sean Roche Good Luck Ed! With much love for Christopher...
Greg Anderson You efforts are amazing! Keep fighting Christopher.
The Boyle Family We are all cheering for you and for Christopher.
Mary O'Connor Safe travels Can Mass riders!!! Go Christioher!
John Boles May God be with you on ride
Ronald Loeffler Good luck from your new friends in Grand Rapids!!
Mark & Alison Aiken
Helen and Richard Morrissey Our thoughts and prayers are with the amazing Grimes family and Dr. Sholler. Praying that she finds a cure for Neuroblastoma soon.
Peter and Meredith Murphy Our prayers are with Christopher!
Candice Poulton God Bless you Christopher, there are many of us praying for you in Australia!
The Gannon Family Christopher and his whole Family continue to be in our prayers
Anonymous Keep fighting Christopher! you and your family are in my prayers every day.

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