Roanoke painting event raises money for childhood cancer research
ROANOKE, Va. – A group of people painted for a special purpose in Roanoke Sunday morning. Glazed Bisque-It hosted a fundraiser for the family of Rowan Price, the Roanoke 4-year-old who died of a rare form of leukemia in 2019. All of the money raised went to “Rowan’s Hero Fund,” which has accumulated more than $87,000 for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation so far. “This is a family that went through a trauma,” said Glazed Bisque-It owner Pam Golden. It’s not about painting pottery, it’s about making memories.”Ad“Pam was excited to support it and excited to do something in the memory of Rowan,” Price said.
‘We need to use her legacy’: Roanoke family continues its childhood cancer awareness mission
ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke family is continuing its mission of raising childhood cancer awareness after their 4-year-old died from the disease in 2019. The Price family is celebrating Rowan’s birthday Tuesday, but that celebration feels very different without her. She would be laughing, playing, we would be going to the zoo, which we are going to do today,” said Mandy Price, Rowan’s mom. [Rowan Price’s legacy lives on, funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research]AdThe family’s mission is now reaching new heights. St. Baldrick’s, the largest non-government funding source for childhood cancer research, has made the Price family national ambassadors for 2021.
Rowan Price’s legacy lives on, funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research
ROANOKE, Va. – Research is underway to help children battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer, funded exclusively by money raised in memory of Rowan Price. This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, you don’t have to go too far to find tributes in honor of Rowan. That’s what happened to Rowan and that’s what this research is trying to change by developing a groundbreaking test that’s 100-times more sensitive than what’s currently available. We want to save the next child, stand up to the cancer, fund research that will make a difference in a child’s life and a family’s life,” said Price. The Price family continues raising money to fund even more childhood cancer research.
Rowan Price's family donates barbies in her honor
ROANOKE, Va. - The family of a little girl who battled cancer is honoring her memory with the help of her favorite toy. Rowan Price's family is collecting Barbie dolls to donate to places like children's hospitals and the Ronald McDonald House. Rowan died in September at 4 years old. She had been battling a rare and aggressive form of leukemia for nearly a year and a half. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Hundreds honor Roanoke 4-year-old who died after battling leukemia
"We just want people to remember Rowan for who she really was," said Rowan's mother, Mandy Price. She had been battling a rare and aggressive form of leukemia for nearly a year and inspired the hashtag #RowanStrong. Additionally, many attendees brought brand-new Barbies in honor of Rowan, which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Mandy Price hopes her daughter's fight and perseverance will leave a lasting legacy that helps end childhood cancer. "If you ever feel defeated, feel weak, or feel like you can't go on, just think about Rowan," Mandy Price said.
Rowan Strong community honors 4-year-old's memory with more strength than ever
ROANOKE, Va. - Hundreds of people came together Saturday morning to honor the memory of 4-year-old Rowan Price, who recently died after battling cancer. A total of 12 gyms in the Roanoke Valley teamed up for the Hero WOD Rowan workout. That number is significant because that is the time that Rowan left us," Lograsso said. It was a tough workout, but not nearly as tough as the pain the Price family is dealing with. All proceeds from the workout went straight to the Price family.
Sweating for a cause: HERO workout in honor of Roanoke girl who died after cancer battle
ROANOKE, Va. - Twelve gyms or fitness locations are coming together to honor Roanoke 4-year-old Rowan Price, who died Sept. 15 after a long battle with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia. People from the Roanoke and Salem area will come together for a special Hero WOD (workout of the day) in honor of Rowan. The actual workout is unique to Rowan's story and childhood cancer statistics. Participants will do 4 sets of 11 for 44 minutes, which is the number of kids diagnosed with cancer daily. "I wanted our hero WOD to represent our local hero, Rowan, who fought a fight that many of us couldn't even dream of fighting," Lograsso said.
Roanoke girl battling against rare, aggressive form of Leukemia dies
ROANOKE, Va. - She was a little girl who fought so hard against cancer and inspired others to fight for her. But on Sunday, 4-year-old Rowan Price of Roanoke died. Rowan's family posted on Facebook that Sunday at 11:45 a.m., Rowan died from the rare, aggressive form of leukemia she had been fighting since October. Until we meet again my love, We Love you and you are in our hearts always. Anyone looking to help the Price family financially can donate to the GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $87,000 in the past year.
Community revs up engines to support Roanoke girl fighting cancer
VINTON, Va. - Hundreds of people spent their weekend supporting 4-year-old Roanoke girl Rowan Price. Classic cars poured into Vinton on Saturday for the Rowan Price Benefit Car Show. The show was organized to support the Price family, currently living out its worst nightmare. Jenkins heard about Rowan and knew he had to help, so he organized the Rowan Price Benefit Car Show this weekend, which spurred even more support, inspiring a full Warrior Princess Weekend. Click here to help the Price family.
'Warrior Princess Benefit Weekend' to help little girl battling cancer
ROANOKE, Va. - You can raise a glass for a good cause to help a little girl battling cancer. Warrior Princess Benefit Weekend kicks off Friday night at Soaring Ridge Brewery in Roanoke. A portion of sales from all beers will go to the Price family. Organizers are also accepting donations, holding a raffle and selling T-shirts to raise money for the family. The Rowan Price Benefit Car Show takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at 1056 Bypass Road in Vinton.