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I'm doing it for Carson
$520 raised
104% of $500 goal
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4 Years running
I once told myself I would never run a half marathon again, but a little boy named Carson Howard changed my mind.

Carson is a friend of Keiran's and the son my friends Jess and Brad Howard. In July 2012 Jess and Brad's lives were ...
I once told myself I would never run a half marathon again, but a little boy named Carson Howard changed my mind.

Carson is a friend of Keiran's and the son my friends Jess and Brad Howard. In July 2012 Jess and Brad's lives were turned upside down when they were told their adorable two year old boy had a Wilms Tumor, a cancer of the kidneys that predominantly strikes children.

Carson is only a few weeks older than Keiran. I remember clearly when he was born. The boys' older siblings attended the same mom and toddler drop-in, the same preschool and now kindergarten together. Mere weeks before Carson and Keiran were to begin preschool together, Carson's plans and priorities changed to fighting Cancer.

I am proudly part of a group of parents from our preschool who have joined Team Finn to raise funds for childhood cancer research in honour of Carson. Team Finn is a foundation that was established by the Sullivan Family after losing their son Finn to Cancer in 2008. Finn's family also live in North Vancouver and Finn Sullivan would have attended our preschool with his twin brother, had he not endured and lost his battle with cancer.

Carson is one of the lucky ones. His treatments have ended and he is now officially in remission. Today he attends preschool regularly and runs around like every three year old should. It is an amazing blessing and I smile every time I look at this little boy (photo to come).

On May 5 I will run the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon alongside Jess and Brad Howard. I ask you today to consider helping me toward my goal of supporting efforts to help children like Carson. It doesn't have to be much. Any amount, big or small, makes a difference.
Thanks so much!
Linda
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