Cancer is no match for Ben's strength.

Each bead in Ben’s necklaces represents a surgery/procedure Ben has undergone at SickKids (he has currently accumulated almost 500 beads). Although this has been a challenging journey, cancer is no match for Ben’s strength and bravery. 

Each bead in Ben’s necklaces represents a surgery/procedure Ben has undergone at SickKids (he has currently accumulated almost 500 beads). Although this has been a challenging journey, cancer is no match for Ben’s strength and bravery. 

Ben was diagnosed with Bilateral Retinoblastoma (cancer in both of his eyes) in March, 2021. Ben has received (and continues to be treated) with exceptional care from the Retinoblastoma team at SickKids Hospital. We (Ben’s family and friends) are running a relay marathon on Oct 8th to raise money for the team treating Ben to support research for existing and future children with Retinoblastoma. Our marathon will be a modest effort relative to the challenges our brave Ben has overcome since his diagnosis.


Why We are Running

Since Ben's form of cancer is quite rare, his team relies heavily on donations for research, medical trials, staffing and much more.  Funds raised will help his team save the lives and vision of many more children just like Ben.  Back in March 2021, shortly after being diagnosed, Ben completely lost his eyesight....his doctors worked tirelessly with our little warrior to save his life, his eyes and to restore vision.  Ben's journey is far from being over but we never would have come this far if not for donations to this team throughout the years.  Last year, Ben was actually the first child in Canada to receive a particular type of chemo treatment which will pave the way for other children in our country and globally.  Last year we didn't know if our baby would ever see again and now he is chasing his big brother around, reading books and enjoying daycare!  Please know that your generous contributions will allow other children and families to experience the miracles that we have and for that you will forever be a part of Ben's Army.