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Why Laurie Streszoff Is Running In The Cleveland Marathon


Donate to help Laurie raise money for Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon’s fundraising campaign.

Bay Village resident Laurie Streszoff is about to take off running. She and her husband Jeff lost their oldest daughter, Abby, to a glioblastoma brain tumor at the age of 6 in 2010. Along Laurie's journey she met Megan McNamara, co-founder of the Prayers From Maria Foundation and mom of Maria, who also passed away due to a glioma at the age of 7 in 2007.  Laurie, impressed and moved by Maria’s Field of Hope, volunteered in different capacities with the foundation and recently began to work part-time for them as Family Liaison.

Always looking for ways to raise awareness and make an impact on the lives of others, Laurie is training to run a half marathon in the Rite Aid 2020 Cleveland Marathon on the weekend of May 16th and 17th.  If you or your business is able, consider helping her as she works towards an aggressive monetary goal. You can also help in other ways.

Laurie’s monetary goal of $10,210.16 is not just a random number but a heartfelt mission. 10 represents the amount of years Abby has been gone, 210 represents her birthday of February 10th and 16 represents how old she would be this year. You can support Laurie by donating to her fundraiser page, or by participating in any of the events connected with the marathon, or she asks for prayers for her as she trains and prayers for all she is running for. 

In supporting her, you are supporting a beloved community of participants who wish to raise funds toward childhood cancer research. Prayers From Maria has awarded over $2,000,000 in research grants to date.  All of the dollars Laurie would raise will go towards childhood cancer research and donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, please visit Laurie’s Marathon page.