“Each day 42 families in the United States will receive the devastating news that their child or teen has cancer.” – https://childrenscancer.org/
Yesterday, Saturday, September 30, 2017 I attended the 8th annual Laps For Lexi event held at the Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD.
Laps For Lexi is a non-profit organization. It was created in memory of 8-year-old Lexi Speight and the proceeds raised at the event go to support the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center as well as the Lexi Speight Scholarship fund at Sandy Spring Friends School.
I didn’t know Lexi or any of her friends or family, but cancer is a cause near and dear to my heart. My dad is a cancer survivor. Most recently he battled prostate cancer.
Here are some photos I took of the event:
One of the participants.
T Wiz and the Washington Wizards Cheerleaders pose with a horse.
I did have the honor of meeting some friend’s and classmates of Lexi’s. Here are two of them. They were in elementary school with Lexi.
To learn more about Laps For Lexi visit the website here: http://lapsforlexi.org
To learn more about the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center visit the website here: https://childrensnational.org/departments/center-for-cancer-and-blood-disorders/oncology