The Choose Joy for Melina First Annual Virtual 5K

Tue September 1 - Wed September 23 Canfield, OH 44406 US

The Choose Joy for Melina First Annual Virtual 5K

Donation Goal: $2,000

The Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fund a cure for childhood brain cancer.  

On May 22, 2020, the lives of the Edenfield family changed in an unimaginable way, when their youngest of three daughters, Melina Michelle Edenfield — a joyful, energetic, and brilliant little four-year-old — was diagnosed with a deadly childhood brain tumor called Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG). Despite initial hope from the doctors that radiation treatment might extend her already limited prognosis, the tumor was one of the most aggressive the doctors had seen, and just a month and two days later — on June 24, 2020 — the tumor took sweet little Melina’s life. 


Up0n Melina’s diagnosis, we learned that childhood cancer research is severely underfunded, receiving less than 3% of all money raised for cancer research.  Less than 1% of that total goes toward pediatric brain tumor funding, equating to only $500 per child diagnosed.  Our mission is to not only raise awareness, but to further fund the necessary research efforts in hopes of saving these wonderful children.


Melina loved her family, her older sisters, Emilea and Klara, “cheeto” (cheetah) print, and during the most difficult part of her and her family’s lives, Melina never lost her zest or passion for life.  She chose joy every day, and continues to inspire us all to do the same. Please consider racing, sponsoring, or donating to the first annual ‘Choose Joy for Melina Virtual 5k’. We are dedicated to choosing joy for Melina, and we are dedicated to raising as much money as possible to further advance the research to cure pediatric brain tumors. We are greatly appreciative of your consideration. CHOOSE JOY!

 

All proceeds from this event go directly to our foundation.  

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$7,915 Raised By 164 Donors

$500 on behalf of The McKeown Family
$250 on behalf of Kelli McDevitt
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$150 from Anonymous
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$100 on behalf of The Hale Family
$100 on behalf of Thomas Lally
$100 on behalf of Tom and Megan Szalay
$100 on behalf of Zach & Katie Baird
$100 on behalf of Zachary Popovec
$75 on behalf of Preston Reid
$70 on behalf of Front Royal Runners
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$50 on behalf of Alexis Crowgey
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