For the fourth year in a row, I've joined Team Noah to run the Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge. It's called a 'challenge' because participants run a 10K on Saturday and a Half Marathon on Sunday (and both races start at 5:30am!).
But this challenge is nothing compared to the treatment that children with cancer endure every day. My daughter, Caroline, was diagnosed with brain cancer (PNET) in November 2012. She completed 6 rounds of chemo, 3 bone marrow transplants, and 6 weeks of proton radiation to her brain and spine. Thankfully Caroline's disease is now stable and she is doing very well, but many kids do not have the same outcome.
I learned about Noah's Light Foundation while Caroline was in her first year of treatment. I knew that the chemotherapy meds and radiation used for her treatment may not work and would likely cause long term effects, but we didn't have any other options. I was so excited to learn that Noah's Light was funding doctors who were finding innovative ways to cure pediatric brain cancer without chemotherapy or radiation.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to run as part of Team Noah again this year. Thank you for supporting me and joining me in the effort to improve the lives of kids with brain cancer.