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Rally for Ruby Fun Run & Bike Parade
Sat, Jun 11, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT
Rally for Ruby 5k - Rally for Ruby 5k
Bike Parade - Bike Parade
Virtual Runner - Virtual Runner
About This Activity
Fundraiser June 11 at Butler Middle School for 3 year old Ruby Thackeray, who is currently battling melanoma. Event runs from 9-11am.
• Fun Run • Bike Ride • Silent Auction Items • Nail Painting • Face Painting • Photo Booth • Braid Bar
At only 3 years old, little Ruby has already had a difficult journey. She was born with a large mass on the back of her head that resembled a tumor. Upon testing and examination her doctors concluded her mass was the result of a genetic mutation, similar in characteristics to melanoma, but was benign. When she was old enough the mass was surgically removed.
During a routine MRI scan this spring, a technician inadvertently captured the top of Ruby’s lungs in the image. A CT scan soon followed and it was discovered that Ruby’s lungs were full of tumors. She was given the diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. She is currently receiving treatment at Primary Children’s Medical Center.
How can you help?
The crushing burden of childhood cancer is impossible to fully grasp. Our incredible community is rallying around Ruby and the Thackeray family to raise money and lift their spirits as they continue this cancer fight.
Help by spreading the word about this event and attend with your whole family!