Last year, we told you about seven year-old Savannah’s quest to raise money for pediatric brain research on behalf of her friend, Torin, who had been diagnosed with a high grade malignant brain tumor. Savannah and her mom, Margie, took part in the 2011 Run for Hope 3k walk and, with the help from friends, family, and neighbors, she raised $1,900 in donations (her goal was $1,000!).
This year, Savannah and Margie are once again taking part in the 3k walk during the Run of Hope Seattle 2012 at Seward Park. Margie tells us that last week, 10-year-old Torin just passed his 3 year anniversary since diagnosis. “I still cannot imagine what it had to be like to find out your 7-year-old has cancer,” she adds. “He continues to have his ups and downs…but never fails to amaze everyone around him with his spirit, optimism and sense of humor.”
On her team page, Savannah writes:
My mom and I are part of “Team Torin” in the 2012 Run of Hope. Torin is my friend I know through Kung Fu. He is funny, always wants to play, and he has a great smile. Torin was diagnosed with a high grade diffuse PNET tumor on September 9, 2009 when he was seven years old.
Torin is now 10 and is half-cured of brain cancer. But we want to make him cured. The Run of Hope helps other people with brain cancer get cured hopefully, too. The money goes to pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children’s Hospital
So far, Savannah has raised $228 dollars and she hopes to meet her $2,000 goal before the walk on September 30. Donations go directly to Children’s Hospital. If you’re interested in donating, there are 3 ways you can help:
- Make a donation: http://my.e2rm.com/
- Share this with as many others as you can (this is incredibly powerful with Facebook)
- Join Team Torin to help raise more money: http://my.e2rm.com/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=279305&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2frunofhopeseattle.org%2fDONATE_BTM7.html