Partnered with The Morgan Adams Foundation, Grace's Race is an annual event that helps raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research.
In December of 2010, Grace began to complain that her right foot was going numb a few times a day lasting for about a minute each time. This was accompanied by a weakness and eventual inability to lift her ankle in a normal walking stride. She went to Children's Hospital Colorado thinking she had pinched a nerve. Instead, doctors discovered that Grace had a malignant brain tumor in the motor cortex of her brain affecting her right foot. Treatment began with brain and spinal radiation in combination with carboplatinum chemotherapy each weekday
for 30 days. Grace then endured two different chemotherapy treatments, weekly, over the next year. Thanks to Dr. Nick Foreman's research funded by The Morgan Adams Foundation, this treatment was successful and Grace is now a normal sixteen year old, enjoying her junior year at Cherry Creek High School.
Since the first event in 2013, Grace's Race has raised over $175,000 to further pediatric cancer research and save the lives of other children battling brain tumors. This year Grace's Race is set for April 29th, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Willow Spring Open Space. Please register now, and join Grace and The Morgan Adams Foundation in raising money to support a cure for other kids like Grace.