The Kids’ Cancer Project is thrilled to partner with Neuroblastoma Australia through their Run2Cure Fun Run and Family Day.
Now in its third year, Run2Cure Fun Run and Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday 5 June in Sydney’s iconic Domain and Botanical Gardens.
The event supports research into neuroblastoma and will help kids like Evie and Nicholas.
Both children were diagnosed with high risk, high stage neuroblastoma when they were only two-years-old. They met when being treated for their cancer at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
Nicholas was fighting for his life with his older brother and sister looking on. Diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma, Nicholas endured years of chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant and immunotherapy.
While still not out of the woods Nicholas’ family is aware, should he relapse, there are few treatment options available.
“Events like Run2Cure are important to my family because we need greater awareness out in the community that funding is vital to support research in to neuroblastoma,” said Ursula, Nicholas’ mum.
L-R: Charlotte, Ursula, Tom and Nicholas.
Little Evie was diagnosed with high risk stage IV neuroblastoma. Despite eighteen months of intensive treatment Evie’s cancer returned and she underwent further neurosurgery along with full brain and spinal radiation therapy.
“I’m not sure why Evie got cancer, or why the treatment that she responded to so well couldn’t manage to keep her cancer away permanently. We need research to find the answers to these questions,” said Sarah, Evie’s mum.
Despite everything Nicholas and Evie have been through they still love to laugh and have fun with their siblings.
Evie and her sister Alicia recently presented the game ball to the NSW Swifts in their charity game and Nicholas is enjoying preschool and chasing his older siblings Luke and Charlotte.
“They’re still here, still fighting, still being cheeky four year olds – you just take one day at a time,” said Sarah.
“Run2Cure is great way for families to have fun and show their support for us and our children,” said Ursula.
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