Believe it or not, it has been five years since Becca was diagnosed for the second time with leukemia, and more than eight since her original diagnosis in 2008. She will be moved to the "survivor clinic" at Cincinnati Children's Hospital this summer, which is a huge milestone for her and the rest of our family. Though we are hesitant to leave the CBDI clinic with familiar doctors and nurses, we welcome the transition to care focused on "survivors" and what this means for Becca.
Cancer has surely changed the path of our family, but since it turned our world upside down, one event has been a beacon of hope each year... the Butterfly Walk and 5K for CancerFree KIDS. We have become close with so many families whose lives have been ripped apart by pediatric cancer, and our hope is that funds raised by this annual event can someday soon make it possible that not one more family is given the devastating news that their child has childhood cancer.
Some of you have joined us every year, and it's been a while since the stars have aligned for others of you to participate in the walk with us. Please consider coming out to celebrate with Becca and our family at the 11th Annual Butterfly Walk & 5K for CancerFree KIDS on Saturday, May 13th, while raising funds to eradicate this horrible monster, pediatric cancer.
If you cannot join us at Cottell Park in Mason that day (we know it's a super-busy weekend), we hope you will consider making a donation. Even a five dollar donation helps! You can donate online, or if you want to avoid transaction fees, drop your donation (cash or check payable to CancerFree KIDS) in the mail to our family or we can pick it up.
For more information or to register/donate, go to Becca's Believers .
Be sure to list Becca's Believers as the team so that your registration or contribution goes towards our team. Hope you can join us in walking/running to find a cure for pediatric cancer!
Much love and thanks for all of the support all of these years,
Becca, Lily, Trisha and Ethan