Please join us for the 5th Annual Hendersonville Half Marathon on Saturday, September 18 from 7 am – 11 am, Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd, Hendersonville. This year’s event benefits local families battling childhood cancer.
So, why do we do this? We want to put on a great race, but we also want to raise money for a great cause. We can’t think of a better cause than Mighty Mitchell Foundation.
The idea for the Mighty Mitchell Foundation was created after Mitchell was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2014 at the age of 4 and our family was introduced to this scary reality for families battling pediatric cancer. Very early on we discovered how great of a need there is for families and patients affected by cancer. Many of these parents are young and do not have a lot of financial means and battling this disease along with financial and emotional stress creates a toll on families. We created this foundation to be a support organization to help connect families to resources as they battle this disease. Unfortunately, pediatric cancer research is significantly underfunded so there is a huge need to have more research provided. There is a lot of stress on families and our goal is to help provide some hope for families going through treatment with a child to save marriages, provide hope and a source of happiness to patients that lose peer interaction and the pureness of being a child, along with siblings that lose a lot of attention from family members while their brother or sister receives care.