Megan Cordeiro, who played on the Tiverton Youth Soccer League, lost her battle with acute myelogenous lukemia on June 5, 2008. She was 11-years-old. Her parents, John and Teresa Cordeiro, started a scholarship fund along with the Megan L. Cordeiro Memorial Foundation in her memory.
Originally diagnosed when she was 10, Megan was treated successfully and went into remission. When her illness returned, she received a precious bone marrow donation from her sister, Chelsea, and her family and friends believed the disease was gone for good.
It wasn’t, and to the horror of those who loved her, she relapsed into her final bout with the illness. Megan’s strength and bravery are beyond remarkable and are chronicled on a website developed by the Cordeiros, www.milesformegan.com.5th annual Miles For Megan Bike Ride/Walk
This year's bike ride will include three routes to choose from: 12.5, 25 and 62 miles. Routes will bring you through beautiful Tiverton, Little Compton, and Westport.
There will also be a walk around the track at Town Farm for those who do not wish to ride. Barbecue and raffles will follow upon riders return.
The event will also include a Bone Marrow Registry Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in memory of Megan and her battle with leukemia.
For more information about how you can help, visit www.milesformegan2013.kintera.org for registration information.