The race started and ended at the Granite Grill in Braintree on April 22, 2012.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Joe Cody
Monday, April 23, 2012
Braintree's Charlotte Kelly was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, Stage IV neuroblastoma, in June 2009 and passed away on Dec. 7, 2011 after undergoing extensive treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and stem-cell transplants. On Sunday, April 22, Prayers for Charlotte held its second annual road race, launching from the Granite Grill in Braintree. Last spring, Prayers for Charlotte – a 100 percent volunteer organization – sent $60,000 it raised in the inaugural race to the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, where a leading pediatric oncologist performs neuroblastoma research. This year, Greg Kelly said he and the family's supporters were hoping to raise even more money, and send a portion of it to families …
More than 2,000 runners and walkers participated in the first Run for Charlotte race in Braintree last year.
When Greg and Patrice Kelly learned that their daughter Charlotte had a rare and as-yet incurable cancer two and a half years ago, they got to work right away with friends and family on fundraising for research. "The thought of waiting for a cure to come to us was unfathomable," Greg Kelly told members of Braintree Town Council last month. "There is no question people in this town are aware and have been affected by this disease." Charlotte Kelly was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, Stage IV neuroblastoma, in June 2009 and passed away on Dec. 7, 2011 after undergoing extensive treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and stem-cell transplants. This April 22, Prayers for Charlotte will hold its second annual road race, launching …