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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
Jan 19 The Paroff Family $27.68
Jan 16 Dave Saunders $27.68
Jan 13 Sarah Short Good luck, Cathy! $27.68
Jan 12 Anonymous $6.27
Jan 08 The Kaplack Family $27.68
Jan 08 Anonymous $54.43
Jan 04 Sam Naumann $27.68
Dec 21 Laurie Streszoff In memory of Abby and all children gone too soon! $107.94
Dec 15 Emily Sideserf $6.27
Sep 04 Scott Loudon $38.38