The Swinerton Foundation Annual Report - page 24

CONCORD
HEROES IN ACTION
Approximately 10,380 children in the United States
were diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2016. It is
something a parent never imagines will happen to their
child, and a crushing reality when a doctor utters the
words. The devastating news can break the spirits and
hopes of some families—leaving them feeling lost, angry,
and afraid. Lauren Nunnally knows just how difficult those
times can be. Her wife, Cassie, is a pediatric oncologist
at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco
and often confides in her about the challenges that these
children have to face day-after-day and the emotional toll
it can take on the families. That is why Lauren runs for
organizations such as Claire’s Army.
Claire’s Army was founded by the parents of Claire
Elizabeth Ratliff, who lost her battle to cancer when she
was just two years old. The organization provides support
for families fighting childhood cancer by helping them
with daily responsibilities, allowing them to put their time
and focus on their child. They aim to empower parents
and siblings to ease their burden and anguish during an
incredibly difficult time.
In April, Lauren partnered with Claire’s Army to run in the
North Face Endurance Challenge. The race was 50 miles
through Great Falls Park, Virginia. As the name implies, it
was a challenging race, but it was nothing compared to
the battle that these children face. It was for them that she
crossed the finish line, and it is for them that she continues
to go the distance.
The Swinerton
F o u n d a t i o n
P a r t n e r i n g w i t h
22
Universities
Nationwide
C o n t r i b u t i o n s
$535
Hundred
Thousand
S u p p o r t i n g
113
Non-profit
Organizations
2 0 1 6 S TAT S
C o n t r i b u t e d o v e r
$8K
Alzheimer’s
Association
D o n a t e d
$1K
Hope
Hospice
D o n a t e d
$10K
Operation
Dignity
T O P DONAT I ON S
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