WESTERLY, R.I (WPRI) — A local boy who touched the world with his battle against cancer and #DStrong campaign continues to help others.
Eight-year-old Dorian Murray passed away in March, but his memory lives on with the Dorian J Murray Foundation that his mom set up to honor him.
On Tuesday, the Foundation was able to make their first donation. The money went to the Tomorrow Fund, where it will benefit other children in their own fights against cancer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Barbara Ducharme, of the Tomorrow Fund, explained that the organization is created to be there for the families. “We are hands on. We’re daily. We help to keep a roof over your head. We’re a safety net for all families,” she said.
The Tomorrow Fund does many things to help families fighting pediatric cancer, including helping families financially because many parents have to take a lot of time off from work to be able to be there for their child.
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“Us giving back to the Tomorrow Fund is strictly based on other people giving to the Dorian J. Murray Foundation,” said Melissa Murray at a ceremony Tuesday. “Us fundraising and people giving the Foundation money– this is where its going to help other children fight pediatric cancer and support them and their needs.”
The Dorian J. Murray Foundation also held a bike run fundraiser on Saturday, Murray said it went better than expected, proving the large impact Dorian had.
To donate to the foundation, visit http://dstrongfoundation.org/