Hope & Heroes Annual Walk

Team Maria

We are thrilled to be a part of the 10th Annual Hope & Heroes Walk on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 to support children with cancer and blood disorders and their families.

Jocelyn, Julia and I participated in the walk last year to honor our daughter Maria. It was an incredible experience and we were able to meet other families whose children were also treated at Columbia University Medical Center. We were also able to reunite with many of the doctors who treated Maria. Maria always cared about others and we thought this is a great way to continue to honor her and at the same time raise awareness of this great charity. While Maria was being treated at Columbia University Medical Center, we saw the first-hand care and support that Hope and Heroes gave to the children receiving treatment and their families. We feel this is our opportunity to give back and help others. We know this is something Maria would be happy for us to be a part of. Last year, our team was able to raise over $20,000.00 for Hope & Heroes and we are hoping to raise even more in 2019.

Hope & Heroes funds the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Irving Medical Center – including cutting-edge research, support for families, and care that always puts children first. Columbia is home to the largest and most comprehensive pediatric oncology & blood disorder programs in the country, treating over 1,500 patients a year with high-quality, compassionate care.

Funding from Hope & Heroes provides for over 40% of the Division’s budget including the newest & most advanced treatments, innovative research, comprehensive wellness for patients & survivors, and ensures that every child, regardless of their ability to pay, gets the very best care.  

Over the last 10 years, the Hope & Heroes Walk has raised over $2.5 Million dollars to dramatically affect the lives of pediatric cancer & blood disorder patients and has shared the importance of this cause with thousands of people. With your help, we can ensure that every patient receives excellent care and that they, along with their family, feel supported from the day of diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond.

Donate today and help make a difference. Consider joining my team and walking with us! The Walk is an inspiring & fun day with incredible energy that brings together patients, survivors, families, friends, doctors, nurses, co-workers, and neighbors -  it’s truly not to be missed.

Thank you again for your continued support. Together we will help children today and save lives tomorrow.

 

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