Supporting Juliana’s Journey Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research & Awareness
Mark the date and come out and support Juliana’s Journey
In honor of our little princess warrior who left us way too soon. A fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds to fight this childhood cancer, neuroblastoma.
Sunday, August 25
8:30am until 12:30pm
St Robert’s Church 1380 Crystal Springs Rd San Bruno, CA 94066
Juliana’s Journey Foundation, with the help of the St. Robert’s Church Youth Group, will be having a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. The public is invited to join in on this delicious breakfast – Raffle Prizes & Merchandise will be available as well! 100% of the proceeds benefit The Juliana’s Journey Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research & Awareness
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to help in any way!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $10 for Adults / $5 for Children ages 10 and under
*Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from any of our board members or from Deacon John Meyer at St. Robert’s directly 589-2800.
South City resident and princess warrior, Juliana Pena was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, on April 11, 2011. Her parents, Jesus and Patricia, were amazing advocates fighting for the best treatment possible for their little daughter. On February 24, 2012 less than a year after being diagnosed, Juliana took her last breathe. She was only 33 months and 3 days old.
Juliana’s parents had made a promise to this young warrior who fought so hard, and gave so much to those around her, that they would continue her fight after she was gone. They would fight for a cure to this deadly disease that robbed them of their daughter and advocate so other families would not know this pain. Read more about Juliana’s story HERE
What is Neuroblastoma?
Neuroblastoma is a tumor of nerve tissue that develops in infants and children and can occur in many areas of the body. It develops from the tissues that form the sympathetic nervous system (which controls body functions, such as heart rate and blood pressure, digestion and levels of certain hormones). It most commonly begins in the abdomen in the tissues of the adrenal gland, but it may also occur in other areas. It can spread to the lymph nodes, liver, bones and bone marrow.