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2014 5k Run/Walk

2014 3rd Annual 5k Walk-Run

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On behalf of the Drake James Gratton Memorial Fund, family and friends have joined together to hold the 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk.

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 Run/Walk!

  • Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Registration starts at 10am
  • Malone Lodge of Elks, Elm St. Malone
  • Registration starts at 10:00 am, Run/Walk starts upon completion of registration
  • $20 registration fee

Thank you for your support.

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The Truth 365

Our children are our National Treasure, our National Priority..

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness

spaghetti dinner fundraiser 2013

2013 5k results

SUCCESS!!!

The Second ANNUAL Drake James Gratton Memorial Fund 5k Run/Walk was another great success inspite of the impending weather forecast!! The weather co-operated and everyone had a great time.

We raised $1,601.00 for the American Cancer Society and the fight against CANCER!!

Next year will be bigger and better!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

2013 5k 1-2-3

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2013 5k Walk/Run

5k walk-run

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On behalf of the Drake James Gratton Memorial Fund, family and friends have formed a team again this year to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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.

Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, those who face cancer will be supported and one day cancer will be eliminated.

Drake’s Dream Team is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk as our team’s major fundraising event for the benefit of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

  • Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 Registration starts at 10am
  • Malone Lodge of Elks, Elm St. Malone
  • Registration starts at 10:00 am, Run/Walk starts upon completion of registration
  • $20 registration fee

Thank you for your support.

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SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who helped, attended our event and who participated in any way! we raised over $700.00! included in that fund is the purchase of 8 additional dolls.. prior to the event we raised $505 towards the purchase of the True Hope dolls…there are going to be a bunch of happy little warriors and you can thank yourself..you did good :))  A special Thank You to Erin Shene Stone for initiating the campaign to bring awareness about the warriors of childhood cancer and for bringing smiles to the little faces of these warriors during their battles.. Thank you Bruce Lamitie and Judy Smith of Tony’s Bar and Restaurant for hosting Drake’s spaghetti dinner benefit…it was awesome and it turned out great…you did good :)) September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Go to You Tube and watch the video of true Childhood Cancer Awareness.. Drake’s Aunt Darcy committed to shaving her head for Awareness of Childhood Cancer if we reached a goal of $500 towards the purchase of True Hope Dolls and iTunes music cards for warriors fighting the fight.. Bald is Beautiful!

September Gold Ribbon Hero

September Gold Ribbon Heroes – Drake G. New York

“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

By: American Childhood Cancer Organization.

True Hope for Children

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.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraising Event

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is one of our biggest goals to make people aware of Childhood Cancer and the Gold Ribbon. Why is the Ribbon Gold? Because our children are more precious than Gold.