Team Finn In The BMO Vancouver Marathon
$550 raised
110% of $500 goal
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4 Years running
The little cutie in the picture above is my friend Jess' son, Carson. Last summer, Carson was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumour, a form of cancer of the kidneys which often occurs in young children. Carson was aged two and a half at the time. Since then, ...
The little cutie in the picture above is my friend Jess' son, Carson. Last summer, Carson was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumour, a form of cancer of the kidneys which often occurs in young children. Carson was aged two and a half at the time. Since then, he has undergone two surgeries, over a month in BC Children’s Hospital, 6 doses of radiation and 24 doses of chemotherapy. He is one of the lucky ones, and his treatments have ended and he is officially in remission. *big smile*

Carson goes to Lauren's preschool, and some of the parents at the preschool, together with our inspirational teacher Nicola, are running in the BMO Vancouver Marathon and Half Marathon on May 5. We are running to raise money for Team Finn, as well as in honour of Carson. The Team Finn Foundation is a non profit organization that was created by Finn Sullivan's family after he sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2008. Funds raised go to cancer research with an emphasis on pediatrics, assisting children and families in treatment and raising awareness about childhood cancer.

This will be my first ever half marathon and I have been attending a training clinic in North Vancouver and following a structured program which has me running five times a week. At times it is hard on a cold, rainy North Vancouver night to leave the warmth of the car to do a hill workout or speed session, and I would not have got this far without the inspiration of Jess, who in her words is "not a runner" but faces every session and long run with determination, courage and a smile on her face.

Please sponsor me - any amount helps - to help bring an end to paediatric cancer and make life easier for children like Carson.

Thank you!
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