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Be Strong
Be Positive
Be Better

The Summer's Way Foundation is advancing research and connecting families dealing with Rhabdomyosarcoma and childhood cancer.

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Summer's Story

With her generous laugh, effortless humor and disarming smile, Summer radiated warmth and positivity that drew people in. She excelled at everything she pursued, harnessing discipline and maturity far beyond her years. Her relationship with nature was spiritual. Her compassion and care for animals were a joy to witness. Whether leading in the classroom, racing down the ski slopes, or competing on the soccer field, Summer demonstrated a tenacity that was unmatched.

That tenacity was tested when Summer was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma on her 16th birthday. Despite her shocking diagnosis, Summer tapped into her seemingly unending optimism and fought with otherworldly strength.

‘Be Strong. Be Positive. Be Better’ became Summer’s personal mantra as she navigated her cancer journey. Those six words, now known collectively as ‘Summer’s Way,’ are the guideposts that drive our mission.

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The Facts On Rhabdomyosarcoma

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350 Cases

of Rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosed per year.

The Facts On Childhood Cancer

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15,700 Kids

diagnosed with cancer each year.

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Faces of Rhabdo

In honor and memory of the many children that have died from Rhabdomyosarcoma. May they never be forgotten and may their stories inspire us to find the cure!

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Discover the transformative power this heartwarming tale outlines and reminds us that even the simplest gestures can make a profound impact.

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