Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Run for Charlotte will fund research for Neuroblastoma and relief for families fighting cancer.
Last year, the Run for Charlotte brought over 3,000 runners and walkers to the streets of Braintree to raise money for Neuroblastoma research and relief for families fighting cancer in the name of of Charlotte Rose Kelly. The 10K and 5K road races and 5K walk will be held again this year on Sunday, April 7. Charlotte, the inspiration behind the races that will begin and end at Granite Grill, lost her two-and-a-half-year battle with Neuroblastoma on December 7, 2011. Prayers for Charlotte is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operated completely by volunteers, organizes the Run for Charlotte. Since 2011, Prayers for Charlotte has sponsored $75,000 in research grants and allocated over $25,000 to families battling cancer. Pre-registration…
Monday, April 23, 2012
The race started and ended at the Granite Grill in Braintree on April 22, 2012.
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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 …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Prayers for Charlotte is also holding its second annual road race to support neuroblastoma research and affected families on April 22 at the Granite Grill in Braintree.
Charlotte Kelly's parents Greg and Patrice, in the months since their daughter passed from Stage IV neuroblastoma in December, have stayed in touch with families they met during her treatment and have kept pushing for more research funding and support for others financially squeezed by the childhood cancer. For Greg, in addition to helping organize the second annual Prayers for Charlotte road race later this month, this also means long runs and a lot of sore muscles. On April 16, he will be running the 116th Boston Marathon with his friend Glen Jusczyk, a North Attleboro native and current Cape Cod resident whose 3-year-old daughter Malia was diagnosed with the same cancer as Charlotte when she was two and a half years old. The two men and…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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 …