Amy & Ed Ryan via Crowdrise
September 26, 2012
BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2012
Zoe Wilmot wrote -
Crosby's Fund is a local charity for pediatric cancer research at The Wilmot Cancer Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital at The University of Rochester Medical Center, located in Rochester, NY. Named for Crosby Wilmot, the Fund has been established, in close partnership with the Medical Center, to fund pediatric cancer research with a focus on neuroblastoma. This form of childhood cancer is particularly aggressive and unpredictable in nature. No child should ever have to face what Crosby faced during his illness. The goal of the Fund is to find more effective treatments for this disease and hopefully one day, a cure.
Crosby was just 13 months old when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. In most neuroblastoma cases, at the time of diagnosis, the disease has already spread through the child's body. Crosby fought a brave battle against the disease for 11 months. He passed away on August 4, 2011, just one month shy of his second birthday. Crosby's courage, strength, and spirit have touched us all, and we pledge to work hard in his honor and loving memory to support this research fund.
To find out more about Crosby and the Fund go to www.crosbysfund.org. Please make your donation today to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for Crosby's Fund. Thank you for helping Crosby leave his little footprint on this world.
*This site is only for making your donations and/or joining the team. Anyone who wants to run or walk the race still needs to register themselves individually at: http://photofinish5k.eastmanhouse.org/event-info/register