SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A second annual bike-a-thon Saturday raised money for children with cancer.
Fancheska Santos faced every parent’s worst nightmare when her son Juju was diagnosed with brain cancer. Juju tragically passed away when he was 3. Santos founded the Juju memorial foundation to help raise money and awareness for other families in similar situations of which there are many right here in Springfield.
Fancheska Santos, President, Juju’s Memorial Foundation said, “We have about 4 or 5 families that are going to be here today whose children are currently battling cancer and they live right here so it’s in our very own backyard.”
September is Childhood cancer awareness month.