The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund

 

On August 15, 1997, Ryan lost his battle with leukemia.  We know he is in heaven and safe with God!  Throughout his seven months of treatment, Ryan maintained a brave, courteous and uncomplaining attitude with his family and the caregivers at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.  We cannot express adequately how wonderful the personnel and facilities are at this hospital.   Ryan's faith, character and vibrant spirit touched his caregivers, and he continues to make a significant impression on people who have learned of his battle with this disease.

The research capabilities at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are highly rated and nationally recognized in their field, focusing on curing cancer in children.   This hospital is also a member of the Children's Oncology Group, made up of more than 100 hospitals nationwide and internationally, that share research, define cancer therapies and follow established protocols.  Your support will benefit cancer research in an affiliated hospital near you through the Pediatric Oncology Group.

The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund will have an important purpose in funding continuing pediatric cancer research for a lifetime and beyond through this ongoing Endowment.  Ryan's form of cancer, Undifferentiated Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, is extremely rare and will certainly benefit from this research.  By way of annual fund disbursements, your contribution will assist in finding a cure for cancer and make the difficult therapy for this disease more endurable for children as follows:

Seventy Five Percent (75%) of the proceeds are designated specifically for ongoing research of leukemia through the Child Health Research Fund at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Twenty Five Percent (25%) of the proceeds are designated for the Recreation Therapy Department at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.  The funds will purchase games, craft materials and computer software that provide children essential relief from their treatments while in the hospital for extended periods of time.  An example of this is the Starbright World program, an interactive computer network that connects numerous children's hospitals across the United States.  This department was a blessing to Ryan, allowing him to have fun as he participated in its various activities.

In the seven years we were blessed to have him, Ryan demonstrated purity in faith, endless courage and a positive attitude.  Through The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund, his name will live on for generations in funding research to find a cure for cancer in children.  We sincerely thank you for your consideration in supporting The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund.

We miss him!

Shaun and Miriam Turner

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There are three ways you can help find a cure for cancer by contributing to The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund:

1)  Direct contribution to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health:

Please make your check payable to Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, designating The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund on the memo line of the check.  Please mail your contribution to this address:

                Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
                The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund
                400 Hamilton Ave, Suite 340
                Palo Alto, CA  94301
                650-497-8141

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2)  If you would like to contribute through your specific Corporate United Way Campaign, fill out your Corporate Campaign Pledge Form with the following information:

Complete the "Specific Care" section of your form and please designate your Corporate United Way Campaign Pledge Form for payroll deduction or check as follows:

United Way Agency Code Number:  Not applicable for initial donations

Agency Name:    
United Way of (write your United Way Agency Name here)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund
400 Hamilton Ave, Suite 340
Palo Alto, CA  94301
650-497-8141

Ask your Corporate United Way Agency Administrator to establish a specific Agency Code Number for future donations into The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment FundIt is suggested that you contact your United Way Agency Administrator in a timely manner following the processing of your Campaign Pledge Form to confirm the funds have been disbursed into the The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund.

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3)  If you are an employee of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, you may contribute through the United Way by company payroll deduction or check as follows:

Please designate your United Way Campaign Pledge Form for payroll deduction or check as follows:

    McNeil Consumer Healthcare
    Johnson & Johnson*Merck

                United Way Agency Code #6784

                Agency Name:   

                United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
                Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
                The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund
                770 Welch Road, Suite 350
                Palo Alto, CA  94304
                215-665-2600

The phone number for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is (215) 665-2600

Johnson & Johnson Corporate
Personal Products Company
Sales and Logistics Company
Consumer Products Company
Retail Sales Organization
Ethicon, Inc.
Ortho/McNeil
Janssen
McNeil Specialty
J&J Cordis

 

United Way Agency Code #032228

                Agency Name:    

                United Way of Tri-State
                Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
                The Ryan Maguire Turner Endowment Fund
                770 Welch Road, Suite 350
                Palo Alto, CA  94304
                650-497-8365

The phone number for United Way of Tri-State is 212-701-8223.


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