Sign up today for the inaugural Sloane Swanton Research Run! This is a 5K run/walk that will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the Westerville Sports Complex (325 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082) in Westerville, Ohio. We are also excited to offer a virtual 5K option for those who cannot attend on race day but would still like to support our organization!
On May 26, 2021 the Swanton family's lives changed forever. Their youngest daughter, Sloane, was diagnosed with a 1 in a million brain tumor called a Pediatric Clival Chordoma. There is no treatment protocol for chordoma, especially in children. Sloane underwent 2 brain surgeries, 3 rounds of chemotherapy and was placed on a ventilator twice. The tumor started responding to chemo and Sloane regained her ability to move on her own, to breathe on her own and to even begin acting like a toddler again. Unfortunately though, the tumor stopped responding and started to grow despite all of the medical interventions she received. Sloane lost her battle to chordoma on September 14, 2021 at only 18 months old. Please join us in raising money to support Pediatric Chordoma Research through the Sloane Swanton 5K Research Run. Every dollar raised will help us move closer to finding a way to treat pediatric chordoma and develop new chemotherapy drugs to target those specific tumor cells. Her fight is our fight now, her legacy is to help other children beat this horrible disease.
Sloane Elizabeth Swanton
March 5, 2020 - September 14, 2021