On Sunday, August 16th, Janie Smith, Graham Harrelson, and May Burns will run the 2009 NYC Half Marathon (13.1 miles!!!) in support of the Mary Claire Satterly Foundation. They are running this race again this year to honor their dear friend, Mary Claire “MC” Satterly, who died of complications from leukemia on April 7, 2008.
Since last year’s race, they have several highlights to share:
The Mary Claire Satterly Foundation was formed and “officially” introduced to friends and family at a fundraising event in San Francisco.
The Mary Claire Satterly Pediatric Oncology Playroom was established at the new Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A fundraising goal of $300,000 was set and the playroom is scheduled to open this fall.
The inaugural Fall Gala and Silent Auction was held at the Museum of the City of New York November 15, 2008. Over $90,000 was raised for the Foundation!
The Second Annual “I Heart MC” Fall Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC
The girls have dedicated their race, training and fundraising to MC’s Foundation and its mission. When MC was still in strong spirits after receiving the first of three painful bone marrow biopsy she said, “As soon as I get home, I’m going to comfort any child going through this!” MC’s wishes were made real in the creation of the Mary Claire Satterly Pediatric Oncology Playroom; it’s a place where sick children can just be children, something so dear to MC!
“MC Spirit” shines bright inside of them and continues to inspire them daily. This group of amazing friends hopes you will continue to share this MC Spirit they truly love and miss by supporting them in this year’s NYC Half Marathon. The MCSF is only $84,000 shy of its $300,000 goal!
Janie, Graham, and May thank you in advance for your support, and appreciate your generosity particularly during these challenging economic times. Together, we can make a difference!
“Spirited Living, Inspired Giving”
To help sponsor Janie, Graham and May please click here!
THE MARY CLAIRE SATTERLY FOUNDATION THANKS JANIE, GRAHAM, MAY, AND ALL THEIR SPONSORS FOR HELPING SPREAD MCSPIRIT!!!