SNOWDROP FOUNDATION 24 HOUR SOLO RUN
On Friday, Sept. 12, Snowdrop Foundation supporter Jim Abney will run for 24 straight hours to raise awareness for childhood cancer and encourage donations to support key research efforts.
“I started running when my little buddy Sammy was diagnosed with cancer,” Abney said. “Sammy was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012 and this little boy’s strength and courage inspired me so much that I’ve been running ever since.” Abney will start and end his run at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. “So if you see a 6’3 tall, old man dressed in orange running around Rice University, Memorial Park and the surrounding neighborhood feel free to yell encouraging words.”
September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children. Abney is running in conjunction with Snowdrop Foundation’s Wisconsin chapter’s “Courage Over Cancer” event.
While researchers at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress in the search for a cure, they need more funding to continue their work.
About Snowdrop Foundation, Inc.
Provides scholarships for college-bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.
For more information, visit www.snowdropfoundation.org.
- From Lubbock, Texas
- Resides in Santa Fe, Texas
- Retired from U.S. Coast Guard July 1, 1995
- Director of Transportation and Safety for the Alvin Independent School District.
- Husband, father & grandfather
- Have been active within the community by umpiring and refereed various youth sports, coached Special Olympics Basketball, served on the Santa Fe City Council and continues to remain active in volunteering for various charitable organizations.