Why I'm Running
I was a spectator last year and couldn’t help but want to be a part of this community and cause! I want to challenge myself through this event and take action to help these kids in any way that I can!
About Team Simon

Simon McKenzie is a sweet 5-year-old boy who’s been through quite a lot in his short life. Three months after being given an autism diagnosis at just 2-1/2 years old, Simon was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and began a years-long chemotherapy protocol at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

After front-line chemotherapy, an intense 6-month program of various chemotherapy drugs and steroid treatments, and two years of daily maintenance chemotherapy, Simon’s chemotherapy treatment ended in early 2020. Throughout his 2-1/2 years or treatment—even after losing the ability to walk, undergoing dozens of lumbar puncture procedures, and being severely immune compromised—Simon has persevered, thrived, and inspired everyone who came into his life.

Today, Simon attends the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School for Autism where he receives ABA, speech, physical, and occupational therapies in an environment that can meet his immune compromised needs. He loves playing with his sister Maren, visiting his adoring family and friends, going for scooter rides, and eating every strawberry within eye-shot. He’s the bravest little boy you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.

$1,070.00 of $700 goal

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Recent Donations

Josh
3 months ago

Great work for an amazing cause!

$48.00
Santana
3 months ago

For Simon and my Babe. You both are amazing.

$100.00
Roberta Patterson
3 months ago
$50.00
Crooks Family
3 months ago
$100.00
Bruce Wurgler
3 months ago
$48.00
Lisa Marshall
3 months ago
$24.00
Rob "Wish Kid" Gibson
3 months ago
$32.00
Dante and Angie
3 months ago

💪💪💪

$50.00
Frank DiMauro
3 months ago
$75.00
Tammy & Matt Eiben
3 months ago
$50.00
Michael & Karen Brittain
3 months ago

Grateful to be able to donate to Simon!

$50.00
Scott and Tanya Hockman
3 months ago
The Hanna Family
4 months ago

We love you, Simon!

Amber
4 months ago

In honor of Simon, my hero and nephew

$100.00
Momma
5 months ago

God bless Simon

$100.00
Mary Quigley
5 months ago

In Memory of Josh Pieronek

$48.00
Suzanne Caldwell
6 months ago
$24.00
Jackie
6 months ago
$48.00