Local student seeks participants for cancer-fighting fundraiser

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One of Delaware’s young warriors is doing her best to fight pediatric cancer, and she is asking you to join her to help ease the burden on families who have been thrust into the battle.

The Pearce Q Foundation is holding its annual 4 Miles of Hope walk/run on Saturday, April 26, and its namesake, 16-year-old Pearce Quesenberry, is looking for your assistance. Quesenberry is now in remission after fighting medulloblastoma, which is a brain tumor. The foundation that started while she was in treatment, the Pearce Q Foundation, continues to support families of children with cancer, and this is one of its biggest fundraisers.

According to the foundation, the course is filled with uphill challenges for the seasoned athlete as well as the casual walker, “much like the travels of a child with cancer.”

The event begins at the Ebenezer Methodist Church, 525 Polly Drummond Road, Newark. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9. You can sign up to walk or run, start your own team, or support a participant by visiting the event’s website. There is also a link to make a direct donation.

Quesenberry is a junior at Padua Academy. She told The Dialog two years ago that the Pearce Q Foundation had to continue even after she was done with her treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“I was like, we can’t stop this (raising money). There are other people who are struggling as much as I did and they need the help, too. Now we help other families like we were helped,” she said.

For more information, visit the foundation’s website or call (302) 753-8612 for more information.