Small Town Group Raises More Than $74,000


Molly Lambert is a vibrant, healthy, happy, and active 14-year old from Chambers, NE.  But only 8 years ago, the word healthy was not used to describe Molly.  

On April 5, 2004, Molly and her family's lives and priorities changed forever when they found out that she had Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Over the course of 7 months, Molly received 5 rounds of intense chemotherapy at Children's Hospital in Omaha, which led to hair loss, mouth sores, nausea, vomiting, and various bacterial and fungal infections.  But, thanks to a treatment protocol that included a clinical trial administered by the Children's Oncology Group, supported by CureSearch for Children's Cancer, Molly has been cancer-free for 8 years.


In her honor, Molly's Miracle Makers was formed in 2006 by 15 volunteers from Holt County, NE. Molly's Miracle Makers are committed to finding a cure for children's cancer and raising funds to support CureSearch for Children's Cancer.  Most of the families involved with Molly's Miracle Makers have had their lives affected by children's cancer, whether through Molly or other children with the disease.  Because of their experiences, they are committed to making a difference in the lives of children suffering from cancer: a word these children shouldn't even know.  

Each year on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Molly's Miracle Makers' signature event and fundraiser is held at the Holt County Fairgrounds in Chambers, NE.  Last year the event hosted 1,000 people, which is more than triple Chamber's population. Attendees enjoy food, live music, a fun auction, an amazing fireworks display and a dvd/poster presentation of kids with cancer.  The proceeds from this event benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer.  This event and the Molly's Miracle Makers' team have raised more than $74,000 for CureSearch for Children's Cancer over the last 6 years and is still going strong.

To learn more about Molly's Miracle Makers, visit www.kmtel.net/molly 

Christine Bork
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