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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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Team information

Prayers From Maria Sunflower Striders

Raised: $1,202.86

For the Kids

Raised: $354.27

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
May 13 Tom Dozer I hope this helps. $54.43
May 12 Second Thyme Around Family In hopes one day soon, they find a cure so not one more family goes through what the Nemet family went through. 🥲 $161.45
May 12 Heather Marinko God bless you and his family. May his sun shine down on you. Undisclosed amount
May 12 Jim and Katie Coates Good luck Jamie! Undisclosed amount
May 11 Lynne Sahay $27.68
May 11 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Apr 28 Kimberly Scott $54.43
Mar 14 Nancy & Kurt Kuenzig Good Luck!! What a wonderful cause.... Undisclosed amount
Mar 04 Rob Scott Undisclosed amount
Mar 01 Christina Hudgens Undisclosed amount