Inspirational Dad Runs Boston Marathon to Honor His Son and All Childhood Cancer Warriors
Donates Over $10,000 to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for Childhood Cancer Research
Last February, John Urban’s 21-month-old son Connor was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain cancer. As this family began their journey of Connor’s diagnosis and treatment they were stunned by the small percentage of cancer funding -- less than 4% -- which goes towards pediatric cancer research.
Rather than sitting by helplessly, John Urban chose to do something proactive to further research in this field and to promote awareness to the general public: On Monday, April 21, 2014, John ran the Boston Marathon in honor of Connor and all the other childhood cancer warriors. His family, friends and community came forward to support him. $10,160 was raised which the family generously donated to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where Connor is being treated. The gift is specifically supporting the hospital’s cancer research programs.
To read more about John Urban’s fundraising efforts, please click here: http://www.youcaring.com/other/running-the-boston-marathon-for-childhood-cancer-research/126298
A huge thank you to John and all of his supporters!