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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


Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information

Prayers From Maria Sunflower Striders

Raised: $909.30

For the Kids

Raised: $354.27

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Feb 03 For The Kids Undisclosed amount
Feb 03 Rachael Miller $27.68
Jan 30 Jennifer Easter In loving memory of Abby and HOPE for a cure! $107.94
Jan 29 Christy Jones Keep up the hope and progress ! Undisclosed amount
Jan 28 Kami Bachman Lots of prayers for success Laurie! You go girl! $27.68
Jan 28 The Burger’s Forever in my prayers, Laurie 💚❤️💚 $54.43
Jan 28 Tricia Vondenbrink Miss you! $27.68
Jan 28 Schatzle Family Praying we can find a cure!!! In memory and love for sweet Abby Lyn 💚 $54.43
Jan 27 Jamie Janik $107.94
Jan 27 Angela Sparks Undisclosed amount