On May 2, 2015, local Hilton resident Mary Ann Lana is hosting a 5K for FA in honor of her son, Eli Lana. Hilton Cares is a proud sponsor of this event.
Eli Lana, who is ten years old, has Fanconi anemia. Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare, inherited cancer-prone disease that often leads to leukemia, bone marrow failure, and physical abnormalities. Eli has already gone through a bone marrow transplant to restore his immune system and has had several surgeries. Because of FA’s link to cancer, Fanconi anemia research benefits everyone, not just those who’ve been diagnosed with FA. We’ve all been touched by cancer, and FA research furthers the advancement of treatments. We pray Eli will never need those treatments, but the reality is that because of FA, he’s 500-700 times more likely to develop cancer, and at an early age.
Proceeds from the 5K for FA will be donated to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and donations are tax deductible. You can learn more about this organization at: www.fanconi.org
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