Please join us by honoring Peadar Little by sending him out with 1 last large fundraising effort.
By age 30, Peadar had lost both his parents to cancer and a few years later his youngest son Ronan, at age 2, was diagnosed with cancer. This began an intensive – and successful – journey with UVA’s best healthcare professionals, and spawned Peadar’s deep gratitude for and commitment to the cancer cause. He co-founded Charlottesville/Albemarle’s annual Relay for Life event, raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society, constantly recruiting friends and family to participate. He individually fundraised over a hundred thousand dollars across more than 20 years. He never did anything in half measure and was not afraid to stand out, so somewhat uncharacteristic for the Keswick Country Club, he walked door-to-door in his Birkenstocks to raise funds and recruit interest among his neighbors. For three months of the year, his car was a mobile storage unit filled to the brim with Relay for Life paraphernalia. And year over year, with his growing supply of Relay for Life caps, t-shirts, and an oversized bomber jacket, he was a walking billboard for the Relay for Life.