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Our Race Starts as a Marathon and Ends as a Mission. 


It's not just the FINISH LINE we're racing towards. Let's End Childhood Brain Cancer. Help us run out of 2020 and into 2021 by joining the Prayers From Maria Sunflower Striders Team!  

On this day, there are many families who will be told the devastating news that their child suffers from an incurable brain tumor with little hope for survival. But at Prayers from Maria we believe in Hope. That’s why we’re asking you to help support our vital mission by joining our Sunflower Striders team or cheering us on with a donation! To date, our efforts have resulted in nearly 8 million dollars going to the fight against childhood brain cancer with valuable discoveries and progress made. Help us continue to bring hope to children with brain cancer!

The Prayers from Maria Foundation, inspired by the life and prayers of Maria McNamara, is a foundation built out of love and compassion for children who suffer, and have died, from the deadliest brain tumors. Our mission is to honor childhood cancer patients with the attention they rightfully deserve by reversing the tragic lack of funding and raising awareness to advance the most meaningful children’s brain cancer research. 

You may know us for our sunflower fields. Maria’s Field of Hope serves as a symbol of hope that attracts thousands of visitors each year from across the country. There are currently two locations in Avon and Sandusky, Ohio. The fields are planted each year in the spirit of Maria, as a way to love and honor courageous children now battling cancer, and to celebrate the lives of those lost. Learn more at


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Sep 25 Leslie $27.68
Sep 24 Jason Kulwicki $27.68
Sep 24 Sarah Short $54.43
Sep 24 Tom Dozer $27.68
Sep 22 Heather & Eric You are doing great things Kylie!! So proud! $54.43
Sep 21 Anonymous $54.43
Sep 21 Have fun! $27.68
Sep 21 Sarah Victory Have a great race! $27.68
Sep 21 Nancy & Mat Run to WIN Kylie! Love, Nana & Uncle Mat $27.68
Sep 21 Jim & Lenore You go girlfriend❗️❤️ $27.68