We are so excited to come together for Kicking Cancers Can 2013!
Meet Paytyn Squires, a six-year-old Grantsville boy who loves animals, cars, and all things cowboy. He’s smart, funny, sweet, and incredibly brave. He has a mom and a dad, Jeanna and Brandon, who would do anything for him and a little sister, Brya, who adores him. He also has cancer.
In March of this year, Paytyn was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive brain tumor called Pontine Glioma with drop metastases throughout his spinal cord. Doctors gave his parents some pretty bleak odds, but they’re fighting those odds with all they have. Over the last few months,Paytyn has endured aggressive radiation, multiple rounds of chemo, surgeries, and steroid treatments. He’s faced it all with courage beyond his years. But the medical bills are astronomical, and the Squires family does not have insurance.
Paytyn has been selected as this year’s beneficiary of the annual Kickin’ Cancer’s Can fundraiser. Kickin’ Cancer’s Can is a local nonprofit group dedicated to helping people in our own community who are fighting cancer. On September 21st we will hold a 10K and a 5K race, along with a kiddie run, a raffle, a yard sale, a bake sale, games, and a dance party. This is the fourth year we have held this event; each year brings an increased appreciation of community and a sense of local pride.
When: September 21st, 2013
What: 5k, 10k, kiddie run, yard sale, bake sale, games, and a dance party
Where: Parkers Park, Tooele, UT