About 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, Len reaches Time Station 06, Congress. He dedicates this stretch of the race to Max from McLean, Virginia. Thank you to our TS 06 sponsor, The McLean Group, for the northern Virginia support for Hopecam!
Max is 9 years old and he was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) at age 6 on July 15, 2014. Despite being in remission, he remains in treatment until he's almost ten. Affectionately called, "Amazing Max," he's a true cancer warrior. Max NEVER complains about going for chemo or even to the hospital. Max lives a BIG life: he is loud, funny and caring. While still in treatment, Max plays baseball, is on the diving team, and even tried archery. Max is a natural scientist and a huge fan of technology. While just a kid, he's truly Amazing in every way.
When Max was in the hospital during diagnosis, his family submitted an application for a Hopecam connection. Max was overjoyed when the iPad arrived in the mail a few weeks later. Max immediately started to connect with friends and family. In those early weeks, Max's Hopecam connection brought happiness during a time of loneliness and isolation. During treatment days, Max still looks forward to using his Hopecam to connect with his classmates. Max likes to show them around the clinic and his friends usually share jokes and stories to cheer him up. He would like to thank Hopecam for keeping him connected to family and friends.
Congress, AZ is a small town in west central Arizona with just under 2,000 residents. Congress is famous as a ghost town that once boomed during the gold rush of the late-1800s. Gold was discovered in Congress in 1884. Due to the productivity of the Congress Mines, the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway built stations at Congress Junction. Over $8 million in gold was mined between 1884 and the early 1930s, when the mines were closed. Today, Congress has a median age of 60 years old and serves as a retirement community for the nearby town of Wickenburg.
About The McLean Group
The McLean Group is a leading investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions and business valuations. Our investment banking advisory and valuation services are built on comprehensive industry knowledge, extensive transaction experience, senior-level attention to every client engagement, and a real-time understanding of industry-specific value drivers. By partnering with clients and providing strategic advice through every phase of a company’s development, The McLean Group is uniquely positioned to support our clients’ long-term success. Thank you to McLean Group's Cameron Hamilton, a Hopecam board member, for your support!