Run for Gus | #Run4Emma

My daughter Emma was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) in April of 2017, at nearly 4 months old. Emma underwent three brain surgeries, a tracheostomy, three stem cell transplants with high dose chemotherapy, and countless tests and procedures. Emma smiled through the worst of the worst and reminded us all to do the same. She left us on February 2, 2018.

Pediatric brain cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children and are fatal for almost half of those diagnosed. Yet, only $1 million is given annually for pediatric brain tumor research by government agencies. Emma's Memory has raised more than $275,000 to date to further research. You can learn more about Emma's Memory at

Make a difference in the lives of nearly 213,000 patients treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago each year. Support my efforts for the 2019 Run for Gus, by making a gift today. Every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for our children.

With your help, more children battling brain tumors can receive the best healthcare possible and the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. Thank you!

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