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|Ryan McGuire (left) will participate in Golf Fights Cancer's Golf Marathon in memory of his kindergarten classmate Danny Nickerson (right) who recently passed away on 4/24/15 from a rare pediatric cancer called DIPG.|
|Hi. My name is Ryan McGuire and I'm 6 years old. I love sports. Especially golf. On Wednesday, June 17th, I skipped school to play as many holes of golf as I could to raise money in memory of my friend, Danny. Some people I know have had cancer and are OK now. I want to help Danny's doctor so kids with DIPG have more hope to beat their cancer, too. All of the money I raise with go towards Dr. Mark Kieran's research at Dana Farber. Thank you for helping me towards my new goal of $50,000. (Initially, I hoped to raise $2,500!) And thanks for your gift in memory of Danny.|
Update: With his caddie by his side (cancer-surviving grandfather, Vin "Bear" McGuire), Ryan was cheered on by all of his kindergarten classmates at MGA Links in Norton, MA.
If you'd like to mail a check, please make it out to "Golf Fights Cancer," add Ryan's name to the memo, and mail it to Golf Fights Cancer, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd, Norton, MA 02766 USA
Learn more about Ryan's Golf Marathon: http://golffightscancer.org/kindergartner-to-golf-100-holes-to-honor-classmate-and-help-fight-cancer/
About Danny's Cancer: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma is a high-grade, inoperable brain tumor that strikes at the heart of childhood. It occurs in pons of the brainstem, and is considered to be the deadliest and most aggressive of all pediatric cancers. Solving DIPG is also believed to hold the key to curing many types of cancer, which is why this research is so critical.