12 year old Miltonian organizes May 18 Relay for Life in honor of her aunt

12 year old Miltonian organizes May 18 Relay for Life in honor of her aunt
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12 year old Miltonian organizes May 18 Relay for Life in honor of her aunt

Please join Milton resident Sophia Morse Friday, May 18, in fighting cancer

Sophia woke up at 3am so her family could drive to Spaulding in Cambridge because she wanted to transfer in the ambulance with Gigi for her first big chemo treatment.

Sophia woke up at 3am so her family could drive to Spaulding in Cambridge because she wanted to transfer in the ambulance with Gigi for her first big chemo treatment.

Sophia’s aunt, Jeanne Dolan, “Gigi”, (Milton Academy ‘80) was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cervical cancer on December 29, 2017. The last 4 months have been brutal for her, as she’s been hospitalized at Mass General Hospital since late January following emergency open heart surgery – the result of numerous blood clots caused by the cancer. Gigi has been undergoing intensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments for the last three months, and is fighting this cancer with all her might, but her long-term prognosis remains quite guarded.

In January, following Gigi’s diagnosis, Gigi’s niece, Sophia, chose to study cervical cancer and its causes, effects and treatments as her 7th grade research/service project. For the service component of her project, with the assistance of Milton Academy’s administration and facilities department, Sophia has organized an abbreviated “Relay for Life” in Gigi’s honor, to take place at the Milton Academy track on Friday, May 18th from 6 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. the following day.

Sophia has partnered with the American Cancer Society and all of the proceeds of her Relay will go directly to cancer research and funding for patient services.

Please come join us on May 18th at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, for a lap or 2 or 80.

We will have food and refreshments, luminaries and prizes. Sophia would appreciate any support – in person at the track or via donations online. Please find her donation website in the link below. Families are welcome!

Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing those of you that can make it on May 18th at the Milton Academy Track!

Together, we will find a cure – one step at a time!

Can’t make it?

Donate here.

All proceeds will go directly to cancer research and funding for patient services.

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