|Hello, thanks for visiting my fundraising web page. I am so excited to share this experience with you. I have always had the desire to run a marathon (I have decided that 13.1 miles is enough for now!) I am thrilled to be able to support such a wonderful cause while working towards this personal goal.
Andrew along with other children battling cancer is why I decided to dedicate myself to running for the Rally Foundation. In January, I will be running the Disney Half Marathon in Andrew's honor.
The money I raise will go to children's cancer research and help in finding a cure. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Andrew is a Rally Kid. After weeks of painful headaches, constant nausea and loss of appetite, six year old Andrew was taken to his pediatrician once again. One day he was being treated for a sinus infection. The next day, he was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain tumor, known as a hypothalamic juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma.
Andrew participated in an experimental radiation protocol receiving daily brain radiation for eight weeks. After some shrinking, his tumor has remained stable for five years. Andrew has officially been off treatment for six years. Although he battles long-term side effects from treatment including many hormone issues, he feels fortunate to be able to enjoy the life that he does.
Andrew is now an active 12 year old. He enjoys school, and he loves to play baseball, basketball, and run cross country. He is an inspiration to his family and friends. He proudly raises funds to fight childhood cancer and doesn’t want any child to suffer from cancer or the terrible side effects from treatment.
Rally Foundation is recognized with the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.