I will be running a leg of the Vermont City Marathon this year to support the Penelope & Sam Fund. This is a very competitive race, and the relay is just as competitive. Relay teams have to first “win the lottery” just to be able to participate!!
The Penelope & Sam Fund is for Neuroblastoma Research at the Vermont Cancer Center that offers hope to children, and families around the world who are coping with a particularly deadly form of children's cancer. Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that has only a 30% 5-year survival rate. Each year, approximately 650 children in the United States are diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, and each year, a relapse occurs in 70% of high-risk patients who have been treated for the disease. These relapses have proven fatal almost all the time, and this research is working to improve the rate of relapse.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
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