Hello, my name is Josh Hopkins. I am from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and this November I will be participating in my first ever half-marathon.
Inspired mainly by cousin Jordan, close relatives and friends I have chosen to run this years 1/2 marathon in San Francisco, California in celebration of Team4Hope’s 10th year running, literally.
What is Team4Hope?
Team4Hope is a Canadian fundraising group that raises money and awareness for a special type of childrens cancer called Neuroblastoma. You may not have even heard of this disease before, and that is why I am running this year. Team4Hope is an amazing group of individuals working as a team to run and meet fundraising goals. To this day, I still find it incredible that this small group has raised almost $500,000 for charity focusing on a specific type of children’s cancer. It has given many, many families and sick children hope for a better future, and will continue to do so as long as we are running.
What is Neuroblastoma?
Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer mainly found in children. Although there has been less than 100 total documented cases for adults, it is the third most common type of childrens cancer, following right after Leukemia. The unbelievably sad truth to this sick disease is that most children diagnosed with it will not survive as was has only been a 20% chance of survival. This number has progressed in the last few years up to 40% but unfortunately this still means that 60% of children will not make it. With your help today we can make a difference.