Save Kids Like Charlotte From Neuroblastoma
Race for Neuroblastoma Research ...10K and 5K Road Race - 5K Walk
Begins and Ends at Granite Grill, 703 Granite Street, Braintree April 10, 2011 10:00 am
$25 to Register to Walk or Run
Post-Race Celebration Led By Jim Plunkett $20 Donation for Non-Runners
register online at https://www.finishlineregistration.com/register.php?id=308
for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Rose Kelly is a Braintree resident and was an otherwise healthy two-year-old girl in June, 2009 when she was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma. Her initial treatment included chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, two stem cell transplants and antibody therapy. Charlotte has relapsed. She has since endured more radiation and is being treated with chemotherapy at Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There is no known cure for relapsed neuroblastoma.
Neuroblastoma is regarded as an orphan disease, one that does not attract funding. As such, it is left largely to the families of neuroblastoma patients to raise the necessary funds to further research to find a cure.
Prayers for Charlotte, a group of Charlottes family and friends, have organized a road race and walk in an effort to raise funds to fight neuroblastoma. All proceeds from the event will benefit neuroblastoma research. - Her Mother Patrice Kelly is a Speech Therapist in the Boston Public Schools and her Dad Greg Kelly is a Nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital.