Running for Bella
The Bella Bowman Foundation, supporting research initiatives and patient care for pediatric brain cancer, wishes to recognize long-time supporter Andrea Bonnette, a young woman whose passion for running is rivaled only by her dedication to the cause of children in need of help.
Andrea has been selected as one of 25 runners in the nation to represent the Leukemia & Lymphoma society in the prestigious New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013.
Leukemia is the #1 disease killer of children and young adults under the age of twenty.
This will be Andrea's fifth marathon, and as she writes to us, our daughter Bella who succumbed to ependymoma brain tumor in 2011, will be on her mind every mile.
Andrea writes, "I have always run in honor of our precious Bella Bowman and will be running NYC in memory of her. I know we were all touched in one way or another by her tenacious spirit, and her life will continue to touch many more in the future."
Please support Andrea as she supports Bella and thousands of children like her with cancer and other serious illnesses. You can help Andrea reach her goal by following her journey to New York online and making a tax-deductible donation:
Donations to Andrea's chosen cause will further medical research on Leukemia & Lymphoma and also provide financial support with medical bills that are incurred by families during treatments.
Thank you, Andrea, for your long-time support of the Bella Bowman Foundation and other children's causes. Now we're cheering you on!
To learn more and lend your support to the Bella Bowman Foundation, visit: http://www.bellabowman.org/