Runners who fundraise for Believe In Tomorrow are part of a national alliance against childhood cancer and illness. They are committed to helping alleviate the incredible stress on families who are dealing with a child’s medical crisis. We call them the Believe Battalion.The money that Believe Battalion members raise helps ensure families never have to worry about their basic family needs while their child is in treatment – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Join them and register today for the Believe In Tomorrow 5k on Saturday, September 30th. You will be supporting children and families who need your support now more than ever. See the stories below of some of those families…

Family stories

- Ella, Age 9. In April their predictable family routine was shaken as Ella’s siblings came down with the flu. On the morning of Ella’s 9th birthday, she too began to feel unwell. Jen initially thought that Ella was simply the next in line with the flu, and kept an eye on her for a few days. Until she noticed that Ella’s stomach had become distended. Concerned, they headed to Urgent Care. Immediately, Ella was transferred to her local hospital for xrays and scans, revealing a large mass in her stomach.Click Here to read more.

- Emily K., Age 14. Emily is not your typical 14-year old. Diagnosed two years ago, Emily bravely faces monthly week-long chemotherapy inpatient treatments. During her treatment free weeks, she is often back in the hospital due to fevers or other issues. But, when she is out of the hospital, Emily loves the fun of arcades, waterparks and any new adventures that come her way. Emily’s mom, Kelly, first learned of Believe in Tomorrow through a family whose daughter was undergoing treatment at the same hospital. Click Here to read more.

- Riley M., Age 11. Over the 4th of July holiday, Riley Marshall and her family stayed with us at The Children’s House by the Sea in Ocean City, MD. Riley’s 7th cycle of chemotherapy had been postponed, causing some stress for the family. But as soon as they arrived at the beach, the Marshalls’ stress melted away. Click Here to read more.