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Cousin Chris's Half Marathon for Cousin Haley
Jul 20, 2016



On May 21, 2015, my ten year old cousin, Haley, was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and the journey with ALL began. I have joined TEAM HALEY. We are a group of family and friends who are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program and we have a goal of raising $100,000 for research for childhood leukemia. I will be running the Disney Avengers Half Marathon in Haley’s honor! 


Haley has endured hundreds of oral chemotherapy doses at home, over 100 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, 1 body scan, 2 emergency room visits, 25 spinal tap chemotherapy injections, 5 blood transfusions, 2 surgeries and numerous inpatient admissions. She endured hair loss twice, weight gain and weight loss. Haley is now in the maintenance phase of treatment which lasts for two years and includes oral chemotherapy daily and chemotherapy through her port once a month at the clinic.


                             Haley with her best friend and twin sister, Karys.

Thanks to organizations like LLS who fund groundbreaking research, the survival rate for children with ALL increased from less than 5% in the 1960’s to a survival rate of over 92% today. To quote Haley’s Mom, Kressent Marston: “Now 92% sounds pretty good, right? However, when it's your child and there is an 8% chance that they may not survive, I for one, do not like that. I want to live in a world where I can say "there is a 100% cure rate for childhood cancer!!!!"


The battle against blood cancers is far from won. Despite progress, more than one third of blood cancer patients sadly do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis. More funding is needed to advance research and help save more lives. 


I am fighting for Haley and other blood cancer patients! I want Haley to know that I’ve done everything I can to help find a cure for childhood leukemia.


Every dollar makes a difference! Thank you for your support!!


Here is a short video of Haley’s journey with ALL.


Supporter Comments

    "Thanks, Chris, for joining the family team. It is very much appreciated!!! We hope to see you soon."

    Christopher Marston

    Mon Aug 01 12:47:52 EDT 2016

    "Thank you Chris for doing this!"

    Rob Howe

    Thu Sep 29 04:11:59 EDT 2016

    "No child should have to endure a life of drug therapy and hospital visits, but one thing I know, Those who make that journey all have one thing in common besides their illness and that is that they are incredibly brave people and I hold them in the highest regard.Keep up the struggle because it's well worth it.SHAWN "


    Thu Sep 29 07:51:43 EDT 2016

    "Thank you for doing this Chris. God bless you and your cousin."

    Diane Coscarelli

    Fri Sep 30 10:39:39 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $750.00 | Goal: $750.00
100 %

My Team

Team Total: $155,094.66 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Chris Marston $353.18
Graeme Marston $100.00
Claudia and Bob Marston $50.00
Microsoft $25.00
Laura Stamm $25.00
Jessica Luke $25.00
Jean Hubbard Disney Raffl... $25.00
S LARSON $25.00
Rob Howe $25.00
Christopher Marston $25.00
Diane Coscarelli