On behalf of the Drake James Gratton Memorial Fund, family and friends have joined together to hold the 6th Annual 5k Walk/Run.
Drake’s Dream Team fights in honor of Drake James Gratton.
Saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life.
It is our hope that spreading awareness of Childhood Cancer will result in more funding for research. Our 5k represents the hope that those lost to Childhood cancer will never be forgotten, those who face Childhood cancer will be supported and one day Childhood cancer will be eliminated.
Drake’s Dream Team is sponsoring a 5K Walk/Run!
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 Registration starts at 9 am
Malone Lodge of Elks, Elm St. Malone
Event will start at 10:00 am
$20 pre-registration fee (register by 5/01/2017) PRE-REGISTRATION HAS ENDED!
“My boy is a hero. Always has been and always will be. Drake was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma when he was 10 months old. 10 months of treatment and surgery, 10 months remission, 10 more months of treatment and surgery, again 10 more months of remission. Then, it came back for the last time. We had to make the most unbearable decision no family should ever have to make. Enough was enough. He was so sweet, so funny, such a good, smart boy. He practically potty trained himself while being in the hospital more than he was home. He never complained. He always had a smile on his face and did whatever he had to do. He was 3 1/2 yrs old. He always made everyone else smile. In his short life he spent many holidays in the hospital; he really only had one winter and one summer. He had more friends in his short time here than most people have in a lifetime. He touched the lives of more people than I can count and still does. He has always been a hero and now he’s an angel.” – Dee Langdon
Gold Ribbon Heroes are individuals who have made a positive impact on the lives of others. This includes patients, parents, hospital staff, volunteers, survivors, siblings, and more. These individuals are an inspiration and a positive example for others in the childhood cancer community. We want to recognize the impact they have made; this page is dedicated to them. If you know someone who fits this description, nominate them to be featured on the ACCO website and on Facebook. Each month, we will feature new Gold Ribbon Heroes, sharing their stories and allowing them to inspire others to be heroes too. Nominate your hero at Gold Ribbon Heroes
September is childhood cancer awareness month! How many times have you said “I wish there was something I could do?” Well, you now have your chance to bring a smile to a child who is in the fight for their life. Continue reading →