Katie's Northern Lights


About the Team: Katie's Northern Lights

My beautiful Katie inspires me to do whatever I can to raise money for families like ours. Katie battled osteosarcoma for over three years before she died January 28, 2015. Katie's grace and determination to live life on her terms continues to give me strength to do the same.

Our team will walk in memory of Katie, Gabe, Isaiah, Ashlynne, David, Nathalie, Marilyn, Nathan, Jenna, Ahmie, and the too many others that have passed. We also walk in honor of our dear friends still in the midst of treatment and those living beyond and enjoying life with NED.

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Team Captain: Darlis

I am Katie's mom...missing her terribly...honoring her memory doing what I can.

Team Roster

  • Darlis Elliott
  • Howard Meyer
  • Kathleen Farmer
  • Jackie Soo
  • Lincoln Missner
  • Lindsey Thurgood
  • Aurora Thurgood
  • Maryssa Thurgood
  • Karin Cook
  • Faith Cook
  • Ashleigh Cook
  • Angie Eide
  • Linda Christensen
  • Rayan Stevens

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Contributor: ELizabeth Gray

I've known Darlis and Katie from the Ronald McDonald House where I've have volunteered for the past 14 years. No one has touched me as deeply as these two lovely ladies. Katie remains the one who inspired me the most - and Darlis is my hero. We spent social time together as well as the hospital, and at the House. I am so thankful they came into my life. Love ya Darlis!

Contributor: Brenda

In honor and gratitdue of Chappie who has cared for children with cancer in the PNW for over 30 years and in loving memory of the children on katie's team. Will be walking with you in spirit!


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