Go for the gold


Megan was a spunky girl from the day she was born. Every day was full of activity! She loved riding horses, 4-wheeling, farming, hunting, sewing and scrapbooking. She had a great love for animals and dreamed of becoming a vet!

At age 13, Megan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Megan was treated at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota for over two years. Sadly, we lost Megan to leukemia in November of 2007, when she was just 16 years old.

In 2010, our family founded the Go for the Gold Association to honor Megan’s memory and spread awareness about pediatric cancer. The Go for the Gold Association organizes events that incorporate some of Megan’s favorite activities—like sewing mittens and pillowcases! Through a variety of annual community fundraisers and volunteer events in our hometown of Mora, MN, we raise money for the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s.

To learn more about the Go for the Gold Association, visit their Facebook page.Through our craft sales, 5Ks, community garage sales, and volunteer events the Go for the Gold Association has raised over $48,000 for pediatric cancer research at Children’s! Our family appreciates the care Megan’s received at Children’s and love to share her story.