Little Eric’s Foundation participates in Cycle for Survival in New York City

Little Eric’s Foudation (LEF) board members, family and friends, participated in Cycle for Survival, in NYC. From left, first row, are Mary Jo Janssen, Abby Thornton, Cristina Praefke and Nicole Spak. Second row, Tyler Marie Bonita. Third row, Paula Jump, Tina Thornton, Rosalie Cullagh, Jessica Speicher, Jennifer Bonita, Avonlea Anastasia, Kim Naylor, Lauren Weidl and Dorothy Stella. - Submitted photo

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Little Eric’s Foudation (LEF) board members, family and friends participated in Cycle for Survival, in New York City for the fourth year.

Cycle is an annual national event held at the Equinox Gyms in support of rare cancers. Pediatric cancer is a rare cancer and LEF donates to a selected researcher investigating pediatric brain and childhood cancers. This year LEF recognized Dr. Yasmin Khakoo, Dr. Kayleen Bailey and Dr David Lyden, pediatric neuro-oncologists and their research team’s examination of recurring ependymoma.

LEF is a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation. Its mission is to raise awareness, support researc and financially assist children and their families with childhood cancer.

LEF was founded in memory of Eric Speicher Jr., 14-year-old son of Jessica and Eric Speicher, of West Pittston. LEF continues little Eric’s battle in hopes that no other family suffers from the devastation of losing a child to cancer.

A new ongoing foundation project of LEF are gold blankets with the LEF logo that will be donated to patients at several pediatric cancer centers. Gold or yellow is the color that represents childhood cancer.

For more information on LEF, visit littleericsfoundation.org or contact Anne Cawley at 570-823-7542.

Little Eric’s Foudation (LEF) board members, family and friends, participated in Cycle for Survival, in NYC. From left, first row, are Mary Jo Janssen, Abby Thornton, Cristina Praefke and Nicole Spak. Second row, Tyler Marie Bonita. Third row, Paula Jump, Tina Thornton, Rosalie Cullagh, Jessica Speicher, Jennifer Bonita, Avonlea Anastasia, Kim Naylor, Lauren Weidl and Dorothy Stella.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Little-Eric-s-Foundation.jpegLittle Eric’s Foudation (LEF) board members, family and friends, participated in Cycle for Survival, in NYC. From left, first row, are Mary Jo Janssen, Abby Thornton, Cristina Praefke and Nicole Spak. Second row, Tyler Marie Bonita. Third row, Paula Jump, Tina Thornton, Rosalie Cullagh, Jessica Speicher, Jennifer Bonita, Avonlea Anastasia, Kim Naylor, Lauren Weidl and Dorothy Stella. Submitted photo