Gracie West

Gracie West is one of the most positive, energetic kids around. She makes an impression on everyone she meets with her smile, enthusiasm and sense of humor.

Last fall, Gracie was starting fifth grade, posting great times on her swim team, and playing soccer. Then, in November, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the nervous system.  Throughout surgery and chemotherapy at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she’s impressed her family, nurses and doctors with her toughness, staying upbeat through many difficult aspects of treatment. She even decorated her IV pole with a paper-plate face … and named it Bob!

Grace is using her positivity to raise awareness of pediatric cancer as a 2014 Parkway Run and Walk Ambassador. This annual event on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia has raised millions for pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs. On Sunday, Sept. 28, you can make a difference in the lives of many amazing children. Speak up for Grace.

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