LA Marathon Team Captain Meets Family of Running Inspiration

Earlier this year, we introduced you to Sean David, our Teen Cancer America Band on the Run captain. In Sean’s fundraising letter he describes why he decided to run for Teen Cancer America, specifically mentioning a young cancer patient named Rosie who passed away last December at age 19. Sean’s wife Shannon worked with Rosie and her family during Rosie’s treatment and was greatly affected by this young cancer patient.

“It was a real privilege to be able to run for Teen Cancer America and to dedicate the race to Rosie, patients like her, and the people in my life who have fought the good fight against cancer. I am proud to be part of this movement and I hope it is just the beginning!” – Sean David

Without ever meeting Rosie or her family, Sean decided to run in her name and raise money to help transform the lives of other young cancer patients who will fight the same disease that Rosie did. After completing his 26.2 mile run for Rosie, Sean was greeted by her family who made a surprise trip to LA to meet Sean for the first time at the finish line.


The family are Lynda Lockwood (Rosie’s mother) , Suzanne (Rosie’s twin sister) , Rosie’s grandmother and cousin. Shannon, Sean David’s wife is also present as well as Executive Director Simon Davies and his wife and TCA volunteer, Geraldine Lee.


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