Dalton is a bright, inspiring 7-year-old boy who has been a part of our community since he was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2015. Read about his cancer journey to see how we were able to assist his family and help them get to the other side of cancer.
We are so excited to support a new group of Reach Athletes as they prepare for the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon this summer! We have members from all corners of our community coming together - staff, families we’ve assisted, board members, friends and supporters - and our hearts are filled with gratitude.
We are proud to share the story of Pete, a 49-year-old firefighter who was part of the search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in 2001. Sixteen years after this tragic event, Pete was diagnosed with throat and thyroid cancer as a direct result of the toxins he was exposed to on 9/11.
To continue our volunteer blog series, we are excited to highlight Jean Monopoli. Jean is a proud Women's Council member and Family Reach volunteer. In addition to the council meetings Jean attends, she regularly visits our Boston-based office to lend a hand wherever needed.
Nicole Ackerman and her brother, Peter Merrigan, strive for greatness every single day as they make family connections and push limits to bring our mission to life. Together, they are a powerful duo fighting to change the face of cancer and we are proud to have them representing Family Reach.
On Monday April 16, Rusty Bilodeau will be running in our country’s most historic marathon, the Boston Marathon. This will be his second time running on behalf of Family Reach to raise money for families battling cancer. To help inspire our Reach Athletes during their training, we match them with one of our cancer-fighting heroes! It’s one of the many ways we love making donor - patient connections. Rusty is proudly running in honor of 15-year-old Camille, who has been fighting osteosarcoma, bone cancer, since she was 10 years old.