12th Annual Hope & Heroes Walk

Team Uma Booma!


A step in the right direction in ending childhood cancer and blood disorders.

Team Uma Booma will be participating again in the Annual Hope & Heroes Walk on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Pier 16. Whether it's your 8th walk like Uma or your first, we would love to see you at Pier 16! 

in 2014, Uma was diagnosed with a rare condition called Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) which is a rare, cancer-like condition. It happens when a person’s body makes too many immature Langerhans cells. These cells are a type of immune cell known as histiocytes. When these cells build up, they can form tumors or damage tissue, bone and organs. Not exactly fun stuff!

Langerhans cell histiocytosis can show up anywhere in the body; it is most common in the skin and bones and Uma was no different. Her symptoms showed on her skin, in her bones and throughout her mouth. After two years of treatment (and a whole lot of love and support) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Uma was cancer free. In 2021, she was officially labeled a SURVIVOR (and a thriver)! 

Funding from Hope & Heroes also ensures that every child gets the very best care like our Uma! 

DONATE TODAY using the link and make a difference. If you’re as passionate as we are about ending childhood cancer, you can also join my team!

Your support matters, we cannot thank you enough. Together we will help children today and save lives tomorrow. Together, we can end childhood cancer. 

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