On October 25, 2011, Cameron Evans began a race which was about to change his life. Within days of completing the cross country event (featured below) he learned that the flu-like symptoms he was suffering were the result of leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. What started as a middle school championship race, soon became a race for his life.
It is estimated that in 2014
- 43 children per day or 15,780 children per year were expected to be diagnosed with cancer
- 1 in 285 children would be diagnosed with cancer
- Childhood cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children
- In 2010 there were 379,112 childhood cancer survivors in the United States (Statistics from https://cac2.org/childhood-cancer-fact-library/)
While Cameron was sick, some of his close friends were “inspired” to start a campaign they called “Cure4Cam” to show their support for Cameron. They made bracelets, sent cards, and did other nice things for him. He lived with cancer for 200 days after diagnosis, never giving up hope, always racing his race. Unfortunately, the cancer and the treatments damaged Cameron’s body systems and could not get rid of all the cancer in his body. After he passed away, as we could no longer help him, we were “inspired” by Cameron and his incredible spirit to start an organization, continuing the name Cure4Cam in his honor, to help other kids so that eventually no other child will have to go through what Cameron did.