2020 Virtual Celebration Cancer Superhero
We are excited to connect with even more people
throughout the United States to raise awareness,
increase education and provide financial support
to the brave women and children who are
battling Ovarian Cancer and Pediatric Cancer.
M Family Foundation’s 4th Annual
VIRTUAL 2020 Celebration Cancer Superhero Run:
Recap and Thank You
This year, we were able to connect with more people than ever before to raise awareness, increase education, and provide financial support to the brave women and children who are battling Ovarian Cancer and Pediatric Cancer. We grasped the challenge and decided that we all can be together in spirit for our first ever Virtual Cancer Superhero Run. Throughout the course of September, we celebrated survivors who have won their fight and those who shine on through their loved ones.
As September has come to an end, we wanted to say thank you to everyone hat participated in our 4th Annual Cancer Superhero Run. We considered canceling our event this year because of COVID-19, but when our honoree Michael Daniel Santana Carrion lost his battle with cancer in July, we knew that we could not just skip this year because we were facing adversity. Michael met adversity head-on with faith, love, and hope.
“This year, I felt our annual event was more important than ever before.
We had a late start and did very little marketing since the event would be
virtual. By mid-September, we did not seem to have much traction.
Then I started praying. I prayed for all the women and children facing
ovarian and pediatric cancer. I prayed for all the families that are facing
this news. I prayed for all who have lost a family member. I prayed that
we could touch others with our mission. I prayed that somehow we could
make this year’s event our best yet. I prayed that we could honor Michael
with more Superheroes than ever before!
My prayers were answered. Our goal was to beat our 300 registered racers
last year, and we did just that. Then our goal was to get 500 registered
racers, and we did! Then we decided to go for 600 registrations to double
last year’s numbers. Not only did we get 600 registrations, we surpassed
it! Thank you to our patients, co-workers, sponsors, vendors, neighbors,
and friends!” – Kelly McCarthy (Founder)
We truly appreciate your participation and hope to see your support in the future!
Honoree Spotlight: Michelle Owens
Meet Michelle Owens…
Michelle Owens, the beloved sister to our very own, Julie Owens VanDyke, is one of our race honoree’s. Michelle was a beautiful, kind, loving woman, with the ever-infectious SMILE
Michelle may have lost her battle with cancer, but her spirit is still very much alive within those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Make the world a better place by showing YOUR “Smiles for Michelle”.