Join “Prayers for Maria” for their Sunflower Soiree 2020 from your home on Friday, July 10! A truly special evening to unite in support of children fighting brain cancer. The virtual event brings live music, auctions and more right into your house.Cocktail hour is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and event program is scheduled to run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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The Prayers from Maria Story:
What would you do if one day you were told that your otherwise perfectly normal, healthy, 6-year-old little girl had a terminal brain tumor that would take her life within a year? This is exactly what happened to Ed and Megan McNamara whose daughter, Maria, was diagnosed with a diffused intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) on April 1, 2006. This was no April fool’s joke.
Ed and Megan started Prayers from Maria - Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation that is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for childhood brain tumors, known as gliomas. The foundation has an impressive Medical Board that consists of some of the best doctors in the country for this disease. Because childhood gliomas are grossly under-funded, the McNamara family is diligently working to make a difference by raising public awareness and bringing hope to children and their families who live with this disease. To date, the Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to desperately needed research.
Maria McNamara died on July 14, 2007 at the age of seven.