The Hugs for Harper Endowment mission is to find a cure for Pediatric Soft Tissue Cell Cancer. Specifically, Rhabdomyosarcoma.
What is rhabdomyosarcoma?
Sarcomas are cancers that develop from connective tissues in the body, such as muscles, fat, bones, membranes that line the joints, or blood vessels. There are many types of sarcomas. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. The body has 3 main types of muscles.
11th Annual Legislative Spring Fling , (Hugs for Harper and the American Diabetes Association ) are the 2012 charity recipients. The event was held in Columbia, SC May 22, 2012. The event was held at William Brice Stadium (Gamecock Zone). A larger crowd produced a great opportunity by bidding on Silent and Live auction items. Over $13, 000 was raised and donated to the two charities equally.
Who is Harper Drolet?
Harper Elizabeth Drolet, in October of 2009 at the young age of 9 was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare form of pediatric soft tissue cell cancer. Harper received two years of aggressive treatments battling the disease. She endured numerous surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments and many extended stays in the hospital. Harper lost her battle at the age of 11 on September 30th, 2011. Her legacy lives on through the Hugs for Harper Endowment.