Melinda Watkins

Team Sassy Massey 2017 Parkway Run & Walk

I’m raising money to help fight childhood cancer and fund lifesaving research and innovative care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Join me to help CHOP make a difference today!

Why this is so important to me: I am participating on behalf of Jillian Massey, a girl I have never even met, yet has had such a profound impact on my life. From the moment I heard about her cancer, I have prayed without ceasing for both Jillian and her incredible family. I have celebrated every victory and wept through every trial. As both a mom and teacher, I suppose I see a little bit of each of "my kids" in her. My goal is simple: to do all I can to help put an end to childhood cancer.

Patients Need Us 
Parents shouldn’t have to hear the words “your child has cancer.” However,  1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they’re 20 years old.

Breakthroughs Are Upon Us
CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research is one of the most distinguished research programs in the nation. Every day, CHOP’s Cancer Center team is redefining what a cancer diagnosis means for a child. The 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.

How You Can Help Make an Immediate Impact Today
100% of every donation helps CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer – and developing treatments that improve cure rates.

Thank you for your support!


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