Join USA Olympic Marathoner Meb Keflezighi and share your strength and courage with a child at
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Donate your race medal and light up their hearts.
Help us collect 2,012 medals between now and the 2012 Olympic Games!
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and follow the progress of Medals of Courage
Medals of Courage was founded in November 2011 by Candace Ransom in honor of her son Lucas. About the medals she says, “My son inspired me to collect the medal you hold in your hand. It was meant for you. We call it a Medal of Courage. It represents the test an athlete experienced, facing an extreme challenge of endurance. It was a test of their strength and courage to see it through to the end. When they donate their medal, hundreds of runners share their strength, hope and courage with you. May it help you when you face your most challenging moments. Know in your heart that hundreds of athletes are cheering you on, giving you their support. May it light up your heart and put a smile on your face, knowing that we are all pulling for you.”
Candace pictured with her sons Travis (left) and Lucas
Candace and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital are proud to partner with Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi and The MEB Foundation as we collect medals from across the nation for our brave, young patients.
Photo credit: Steven D. Katz/Foot Locker
Learn more about Meb Keflezighi and The Meb Foundation.
Meb shows his silver Olympic medal from the Athens games to a patient at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Recent marathon, half marathon or triathalon medals in good condition can be donated.
Deadline for donation:
August 12, 2012
For more information, call 909-558-3056.
Meet Our Kids
When Isaiah was born, he wasn't expected to live past his first birthday. Now, the fun-loving boy is excited to tell everybody of the infant heart transplant he received at two and a half months old and the great place that saved his life—Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.