A Note of Thanks: 2020 Virtual Cancer Superhero A Great Success
By: Kelly M. McCarthy, Founder
M Family Foundation
As September comes to an end, we wanted to say thank you to everyone that 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, I 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 that 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!
Do not forget about Ovarian Cancer. Know the signs and see your doctor if you have any. Do not forget children and their families facing the diagnoses of cancer. Pray for them, support them, and love them. Mark your calendars for next September!