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Alex's Million Mile

Relentless Positivity: Arnav’s Story Continues

by Adam Paris, ALSF  

Editor’s note: Previously, we shared Part 1 of Arnav’s story. If you missed that installment, read it here.

“Dad, so you’re telling me I beat half the nation’s best on a half-broken leg.” 

Arnav was riding home from the doctor after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common type of childhood bone cancer. The cancer was in his left leg. 

Relentless Positivity: Meet Childhood Cancer Hero Arnav



by Adam Paris, ALSF

“No, I want to compete,” Arnav said as he picked his bike up off the ground.

Despite having just fallen off his cycle and shattered his helmet, Arnav was insistent on finishing the cycling competition. Race officials cautioned him against continuing, but there was no stopping the persistent teen. Off he went, finishing 9th in the race despite his early tumble. 

That same will to barrel forward, no matter the obstacle, would drive Arnav during a far more grueling fight of his life against childhood cancer. 

Hero Jordan Vincent: She Never Looks Back

There have been several times during her battle with childhood cancer, that Jordan Vincent has not been able to walk. It has never stopped her from going the distance for a cure. Jordan, who is now 18, has been slaying diffuse neural glial tumors since she was 4-years-old. Each year during Alex’s Million Mile, Jordan has found a way to log miles, even if it is just one mile in her wheelchair—or several laps walked with her family.

Adding Up the Miles for Childhood Cancer

guest post by Rob Schuster, ALSF staff accountant

Rob Schuster, our revenue staff accountant, keeps track of donations for the Foundation. His numbers job is one we could not manage without. With every donation he logs, Rob gets us one step closer to cures for childhood cancer. Today, Rob shares how he is adding up the miles and the hope for Alex's Million Mile. 

Here are 5 Ways to Help Us Reach $1 Million During Alex's Million Mile

When Alex was just  4-years-old, she announced she wanted to raise $1 million for childhood cancer research. It sounded impossible—but Alex proved that anything is possible if we work together! This September during Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Alex’s Million Mile (AMM), we are going a million miles and raising $1 million for childhood cancer research. Here’s how you can help:

1. Promote your AMM team on social media.

How Far Would You Go For Childhood Cancer? Tell Us and Win a Chance to Star in a PSA!

How far would you go for childhood cancer? Would you help us on this journey to one million miles this September?

Each September, ALSF hosts Alex’s Million Mile, a month-long fundraising event that builds  awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Last year, more than 15,000 people logged miles and raised money for childhood cancer research. Everyone can make the most of their steps (and miles!) in September by running, walking and biking to collectively exceed one million miles!