ALSF Fund: Gavin Strong Fund for Neuroblastoma Research

Gavin Morris was born on August 24, 2009 to Chad and Tosha Morris.  He was always a healthy, happy, little boy.  Gavin immediately became the center of Tosha and Chad's world.

On August 15, 2011 Chad and Tosha were blessed with another beautiful, healthy son they named Greyson.  Gavin was thrilled to welcome his baby brother to the family.

In May of 2012, Gavin was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of two-and-a-half, after experiencing night sweats, frequent wakeups, and tooth and ear pain. He was treated with six rounds of chemotherapy, stem cell harvest and rescue, an adrenalectomy, 12 radiation treatments and two rounds of antibody therapy.  After all the treatments, the family was overjoyed when Gavin was declared to have no evidence of disease in February of 2013.

Only a few months later, Gavin developed a nodule on his head which began to grow. His family knew immediately that he had relapsed. They relocated to Philadelphia so Gavin could receive chemotherapy and MIBG therapy at CHOP. At CHOP, they first heard about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and decorated a lemon head for Alex’s Original Lemonade Stand.  

Gavin continued to receive treatment for several months, showing remarkable courage, strength, and hope.  Sadly, on March 10, 2014 Gavin passed peacefully with his family by his side.   No child could have ever been more loved.  

Gavin was a child that  could light up the room with his presence.  A light so bright and so beautiful, that nothing will dim it.  Gavin's parents have endured a loss that to almost all of us, is unimaginable.  But, they stand in hope, strength and courage---ready to fight and ready to win for other children with neuroblastoma through the Gavin Strong Fund for Neuroblastoma Research at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation .

Donations made to the Gavin Strong Fund will be used to fund research into new cures for neuroblastoma.

For more information on Gavin’s story please visit: www.begavinstrong.org.

Gavin Morris

Donate now or register to hold your own lemonade stand or event to support the Gavin Strong Fund for Neuroblastoma Research!

Amount Raised from Fundraising Pages:

$177,348

Fundraisers with recent donations

Fundraising Page NameCampaignLocationAmount
Kaitlyn’s Lemonade Stand Stands and EventsCary, NC$1,153
Gavin Strong 2022 Million MileThe Million Mile 2022Grafton, WV$4,057
Stay Classy San Diego TeamThe Million Mile 2022San Diego, CA$307
Tiny Tot TribeThe Million Mile 2022Gainesville , VA$307
Scribblers scramblersThe Million Mile 2022Argyle, NY$107
Gavin Strong 2022End Childhood Cancer Walk / RunPhiladelphia, PA$50
Stonebridge Circle StandStands and EventsAmbler, PA$150
E & H Lemonade Stands and EventsAcquinton, VA$55
Bev Swisher Memorial Stands and EventsGrafton, WV$1,102
Donations to Gavin Strong FundHonor PagesWillow Grove, PA$6,820
Gavin Strong Million Mile 2021The Million Mile 2021Grafton, WV$6,764
Team Gavin Strong 2021End Childhood Cancer Walk / RunPhiladelphia, PA$25
#teamsqueeze 2021The Million Mile 2021Middleboro , MA$53
Gavin Strong Halloween 5KArchived - Virtual ECCWR 2020 - HalloweenGrafton, WV$225
Gavin Strong Million Mile 2020The Million Mile 2020Grafton, WV$2,068
Cycling for Marcus The Million Mile 2020Porterville , CA$25
Arthur's 325km GoalThe Million Mile 2020BOONDALL, QLD$103
Leslies milesThe Million Mile 2020Marana, AZ$53
Summer Fun Lemonade StandLemonade DaysNorfolk, VA$151
Abby’s 8th Birthday WishStands and EventsCharleston, WV$70
Jessica is running in Bank of America Chicago MarathonTeam LemonChicago, IL$1,540
Gavin Strong 2019The Million Mile 2019Grafton, WV$1,569
Jogging with JennThe Million Mile 2019Bridgeport, WV$53
JTstrongForeverThe Million Mile 2019Lynden, WA$53
Mila’s mighty minionsThe Million Mile 2019Madison, WI$88
Running for a cause The Million Mile 2019Uhrichsville , OH$53
Team mama moeThe Million Mile 2019Blaine, MN$25
Wonder Woman’s Lemonade Stand Lemonade DaysDayton , OH$160
Scentsy Commissions Stands and EventsGrafton, WV$50
Go Gold for Childhood Cancer - Go Gold for GavinStands and EventsBridgeport, WV$3,726
Team Gavin StrongThe Lemon RunPhiladelphia, PA$740
"Change" Childhood CancerCollect Coins for CancerGrafton, WV$1,079
Victory Church Lemonade StandBusinesses & OrganizationsRipley, WV$1,879
Ripley Hitmen Lemonade Stand @ the Ripley RuckusStands and EventsRipley, WV$472
Ladies for Lemons: Networking for a Cause & Vendor FairStands and EventsHorsham, PA$4,608
New York Bus Trip 2017Stands and EventsGrafton, wv, WV$520
Memorial Day and Grafton Days 2017Stands and EventsGrafton, wv, WV$1,221
Fruth's Gavin Strong Lemonade StandStands and EventsRipley, WV$1,514
Grace's BirthdayStands and EventsKennett Square, PA$115
Grafton High School Supports the Gavin Strong FundStands and EventsGrafton, WV$1,700
2017 Gavin Strong Biggest Loser CompetitionStands and EventsGrafton, WV$733
5k Walk for Kurt's CauseStands and EventsSedro-Woolley, WA$241
RHS CLASS OF 81Stands and EventsGrafton, WV$420
Brittany's Happy Birthday Lemonade StandStands and EventsRipley, WV$322
Charleston WV LemonadeStands and EventsPhiladelphia, PA$325
Insane Inflatables 5K 2016Stands and EventsGrafton, WV$319
Gavin's BirthdayStands and EventsBridgeport, WV$1,425
McQuain ReunionStands and EventsGrafton, wv, WV$200
Fishing Pole RaffleStands and EventsGrafton, WV$400
Memorial Day fundraising for Gavin Stands and EventsGrafton, wv, WV$1,106

Total: $136,214.79

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