In October 2019, I ran a 401k (401 kilometers or about 250 miles) to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. I wanted to help raise awareness of histiocytosis and help my co-worker and friend, Robyn and her daughter, Celia.
About Celia and Texas Children's Cancer Center:
Celia was diagnosed with a rare histiocytosis brain tumor in April 2018. She underwent surgery to have it removed, but a new growth in a different brain location was discovered in May 2019 and she is currently undergoing a year of chemotherapy treatments. Robyn’s daughter is a patient of Dr. Kenneth McClain, a leading expert who heads the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. As the largest histiocytosis treatment program in the world, with patients from five continents, Dr. McClain and his team have greatly developed and expanded the number of clinical trials of innovative therapies to treat Histiocytosis.
However, there is still much work to be done and we need your help!
All donations from the 401k for Pediatric Cancer fundraiser will be directed to the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center, which is ranked #3 in the country by US News and World Report.
To make a donation, help click on the link below.