Why I'm Running

My first year running the 24 in 24 I ran for Team Vivi. This year I am running in honor of this beautiful little girl. It was an inspiring experience to see so many people come together for complete strangers. To raise money and put in their time and effort to help these kiddos and their families. I am running again this year to help support other families. I am so excited and honored to be a part of this event!


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.

$887.00 of $700 goal

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Recent Donations

The Brokaw Family
9 days ago

In Memory if Vivi & in honor of Team Simon

$48.00
Jennifer Dobie
3 months ago
$24.00
Tara Soederstrom
3 months ago
$24.00
Keller Family
3 months ago
$24.00
The Condons
3 months ago
$24.00
Allie Rickenbaugh
3 months ago

You’re doing this for a great cause! I love you!

$24.00
Kimi Wasylyk
3 months ago

700!!!

$24.00
Carli Montagner
3 months ago
$24.00
Pat Dobie
3 months ago
$24.00
Sara & Belle
3 months ago
$24.00
Leah Radabaugh
3 months ago
$35.00
Amber
3 months ago
$48.00
Dorothy & Cheryl
3 months ago

We will be cheering you on!!!

$32.00
Girton
3 months ago

❤️

$25.00
Stephanie and John Ashby
3 months ago
$24.00
Lausin Family
3 months ago

Thanks for leading by example! You touch so many lives with your passion!

$24.00
Janet Sovey
3 months ago

Good luck

$120.00
Sarah Sertich
3 months ago
$24.00
Cooks/Dobie Family
3 months ago

Way to go Melissa! We are proud of you and your dedication to help this team!

$24.00
Gramma
3 months ago

Simon McKenzie

$24.00
Melissa Lanning
3 months ago
$24.00
Liz Colarik
3 months ago
$120.00
Becky Barton
3 months ago

You are an inspiration 😊

$25.00
Josh, Christina, Layla
3 months ago

Team Simon!

$24.00
Jessica Elliott
3 months ago
$25.00