On April 14, 2018, a group of Rice University Sport Management students will host a dodgeball tournament called Dodge for a Cure, benefitting the Chance for Hope Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to providing support services to children with cancer and their families as well as funding for pediatric cancer research and treatment, and we are too.
Here is the Chance for Hope Foundation's story:
"Chance Davidson was born on December 16, 1999, in Newport Beach, California. He moved with his family to Texas when he was just sixteen months old, thereafter attending St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston, where he was an honor student. Chance loved music, and was an accomplished bagpipe, guitar and piano player. Chance was also a voracious reader and played competitive soccer from a very young age.
In June 2012, Chance was diagnosed with a nongerminomatous germ cell tumor, a form of brain cancer. He was twelve years old. For the next fifteen months, Chance fought a brave battle against this vicious disease, undergoing two brain surgeries, a stem cell transplant, and countless chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Through it all, Chance’s warm-hearted spirit and love of life never wavered. Not even once. During those challenging fifteen months, Chance brought joy and inspiration to countless family, friends and caregivers. After twice beating back the cancer cells, Chance relapsed in September 2013. On October 14, 2013, at just thirteen years of age, the battle ended, and Chance found peace beyond this world.
Chance’s enduring spirit now lives on through the Chance for Hope Foundation. Through the Foundation’s many good works, Chance continues to touch the lives of others. The Chance for Hope Foundation is his legacy."
(http://chanceforhopefoundation.org/chances-story/) - Please visit their website for more information.