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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Who's Got Game?

This weekend Henry and Mama attended a fundraiser for the RET Pediatric Cancer Foundation that featured a local high school basketball tournament.

It's a very large undertaking. Boys and girls basketball teams throughout the county played tourney-style in multiple venues over three days. Many volunteers devoted lots of time and effort, as well as numerous local vendors which supply equipment and food. Henry had a great time and it was inspiring to see the commitment of so many local people mobilized for the event and its cause.

This annual tournament, held in memory of Ret Thomas, a 15-year old Hilton Head Prep student who lost his battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma in April of 2000, was first played in December of 2000. Proceeds from the Tournament benefit Coaches vs. Cancer and the RET Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The RET Foundation aims to help pediatric cancer patients and their families. One of the goals of the foundation is to push for routine MRI and imaging technology early in the diagnosis of non-specific childhood symptoms.

Ret's Mother, Suzanne, is a profile in courage and gentle activism. She has been personally interested in Henry and his treatments, and through the foundation has helped us financially with expenses related to our far-flung treatment enterprises. We are extremely grateful, and extend heartfelt thanks.

You can contact the RET Foundation at:

The RET Foundation
14 Wells East Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


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