I’m raising money to help fight childhood cancer and fund lifesaving research and innovative care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Join me – together we can make a difference!
Why this is so important to me:
Six years on Tuesday 8/27 Camryn began first grade. On Wednesday we learned that Camryn's diagnosis was inoperable Medullary Glioblastoma and we enrolled in a clinical trial at CHOP. On Thursday she went to school for a half day, then went to CHOP to be fitted for a radiation mask. In the wee hours of Friday morning she felt sick, woke her parents and fell unresponsive. The next 48 hours spent at CHOP are still vivid and yet unimaginable. What I will never forget is the love and strength of my niece Megan and her husband Tony. That still leaves me in awe.
When we all crawled to our cars early Sunday morning, we had lost our beloved Camryn and also huge pieces of ourselves.
Thanks to her parents' selflessness, Camryn lives on in several transplant recipients.
Patients Need Us And Breakthroughs Are Upon Us 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. CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research is one of the most distinguished research programs in the nation.
How You Can Help
Make an Immediate Impact Today. 100 percent of every donation to the Parkway Run & Walk will help CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer, developing new treatments that will improve outcomes for children, and one day may lead to a cure for childhood cancer.