Great Day to Relay for the Cure

What a great event hosted by Roanoke Valley Schools. Kendall was asked to give the opening speech to start the first relay organized by local students throughout the valley. Special thanks to Mrs. Tracey Lange for making this event a reality and to all of the students on the committee for making this a huge success. We had 34 teams and over 300 participants that raised over $20 thousand dollars! Awesome! Our team, Kendall’s Krusaders raised a team high $3500 dollars and had 24 members. Thanks to everyone that donated to our team. Dr Atkinson was there at the closing ceremony and gave a beautiful speech. Thanks Mandy, everyone appreciates everything you do for kids with cancer in the Roanoke Valley. Kendall continues to receive daily radiation and has one more week left of treatment. She will be going to the University of Michigan and enrolling in a tumor sequencing study next week. It is our hope that this will shed some light on potential targets that we can look into treating. Thanks again for all the love and support. Team Kendall continues to support Kendall and we are so thankful. Keep Believing, Keep Fighting! We Love You Kenny!

Survivors lap

Survivors lap



  1. Susan Powell says:

    I was so sorry the event was cut short due to the weather. I was looking forward to the luminaria ceremony. My mother would have been 85 on Saturday, March 16, so it was a great way to remember her. She passed away on Christmas Eve 2001 from gall bladder cancer, a rare form that is not readily diagnosed until it is in a late stage. My husband’s mother passed away in 1999 from colon cancer with no family history.
    Thank you Kendall for sharing your inspirational story. Our prayers continue to be with you this week during radiation and when you travel to Michigan next week. It was a “joy” to see you on Saturday!

    Susan Powell
    Back Creek Elementary

  2. Anna Raven says:

    Congratulations and Best wishes to Kendall and all her “Krusaders!” You all rock!!!

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