Since I was a preschooler, I helped raise funds to support various cancer causes in lieu of gifts on my birthday. As a skater I've had the opportunity to continue this incredibly important effort. I'm honoring the memory of my Grandfather Fred Rosenbloom who was such a special person in my life and he fought valiantly to beat his colon cancer. He was my hero and I know he is always smiling down on me. We are also honoring the memory of a beautiful young skater named Cleo Theodoropulos. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in April 2019 while several of her good friends were away at a Theatre On Ice competition. Cleo abruptly passed away within a week of her diagnosis. We will skate in the Gala to honor Cleo's memory. Please support Sk8 to Elmin8 Cancer for the Club’s Grand Opening Celebration to Benefit the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation on December 2-4, 2021. This very special event will raise funds to support the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and its mission to support cancer research, education and survivorship. Importantly, 50% of all funds raised will go directly to two of Boston’s own world-class medical institutions, Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. By making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends, we are continuing the fight against cancer. Every dollar I raise will help to fund advanced, innovative research through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, as well as their healthcare partners.
When we come together, we can truly make a life saving difference!
With much love and gratitude,
What is CAYAO? The Club has planned an all-day event on December 4th with the goal of supporting the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The money earmarked for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (25% of all proceeds) will be going towards its all-new Center for Adolescent and Youth Adult Oncology (CAYAO). CAYAO is an incredibly important space for teens being treated for cancer. These kids are too mature to be treated in the pediatric cancer center, yet they are still not adults. CAYAO is a space created and designed specifically for teens. When Cleo first passed away, her school and Club friends came together to raise more than $30,000, which became the seed money to launch CAYAO. CAYAO is already a significant resource for Dana-Farber. We learned last week from the doctor who treated Cleo that she is seeing 50-60 young teen patients a day. 50-60 teens with cancer. Every day. Cancer did not stop for the pandemic or hit the pause button. This is why I am asking you to hit your own “pause” button now to do what you can to help raise dollars for this important effort.