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Christy Jones

Team Captain Wesley's Warriors 2022 Parkway Run & Walk

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I am running in the CHOP Parkway Run to help raise money to conquer childhood cancer by supporting groundbreaking research and innovative care at CHOP. 

I am running this 5k because for the last 9 months, my incredible son Wesley has fought his leukemia diagnosis with tremendous strength and determination. He deserves to have people running for him, fighting for him. All of the children who are living with a cancer diagnosis deserve that. I am so incredibly proud of Wesley, and I hope to make him proud of me at the Parkway Run on September 25th. 

Why this is important to me: 

1 in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. Wesley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) just 2 weeks before his 4th birthday in September 2021. Wes is a kind, generous, loving, funny little boy. He has spent every moment of the last 9 months fighting his cancer with strength, bravery and determination. He is currently in the Maintenance phase of his treatment, and is scheduled to receive his last chemotherapy in January 2024. Wesley's journey has been an inspiration to all of us. 

CHOP's Cancer Center offers the most advanced therapies available anywhere in the world, including cutting-edge clinical trials that reprogram the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research is one of the most distinguished research programs in the nation. We are so lucky to have access to the incredible team at CHOP. Their compassion, diligence and world class expertise have made us feel confident and comfortable throughout Wesley's treatment. 

100% of every donation to me and my team, Wesley's Warriors, will help CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer, develop new treatments that will improve outcomes for kids. and hopefully one day find a cure for childhood cancer!

To everyone who has supported our family's journey over the last year - thank you! We couldn't have done it without you. Now let's raise some money for cancer research!