Carley’s Rays of Hope to Host Run on March 19

On March 19, 2011 Carley’s Rays of Hope will host a 5K/10K run at the USCA Convocation Center in Aiken, SC. 

Register thru 3/5 – $25 adults /$15 (18 & under)                                                                                           Race Day Registration – $30 aduts/ $20 (18 & under)             Kid’s Obstacle Course – $5 (t-shirt not included)                    Run participants will receive event t-shirt                              Click here to register online 

Packet Pick-up/Race Day Registration opens at 8 a.m.            10K starts at 9 a.m. / 5K starts at 9:15 a.m. 

This is a great opportunity to support The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children as they continue to offer financial support to South Carolina families affected by pediatric brain tumor disease. 

Carley McMaster was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain stem tumor in November 2005. Over the span of three years, Carley endured five separate strokes and was involved in extensive rehabilitation therapy – having to relearn abilities we take for granted like eating, walking and talking,….to name a few. There were numerous rounds of chemo and radiation treatments, not to mention the countless doctors’ visits. Carley survived three major surgeries and had to deal with losing part of the sight in her right eye as well as complete hearing loss in her right ear. At each stage of this fight Carley never quit, guided by an unyielding faith in God.  During her three year fight, Carley possessed a spirited and deep compassion for others affected by cancer. Unfortunately, in December of 2008 Carley’s battle with the brain tumor came to an end.

On February 3, 2010 Carley’s parents, Scott and Vindi McMaster, partnered with The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc. to create Carley’s Rays of Hope.   This extension of BTFC provides financial assistance, emotional and spiritual support as well as information to families of children in South Carolina with brain and spinal cord tumors. They hope to positively impact and raise awareness regarding the various childhood cancers affecting the brain and spinal cord, and advocate on behalf of children affected.

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About The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

Founded in 1983, BTFC was the first nonprofit in the U.S. to focus on brain cancer in children. Our mission is to support patients and their families.
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