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    RAKAN "Tiny Titan" Stormer Memorial Service


    Date & Time: Sunday, October 2nd 10 AM - 1 PM. Ceremony to begin at 10:30 AM

    Location: Woodend Audubon Sanctuary at 8940 Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815. 

    Details: There will be a brief ceremony followed by light food and socializing. All kids are welcome and encouraged! Seating is limited but there is plenty of space outside for kids to run around. There’s no dress requirement — please come as you like. 

    RSVP details: Please RSVP if you haven’t already and note how many will be in your party to zhabboo@gmail.com

    Parking: There is some parking at Woodend, and lots of street parking on Brierly Road

    What you can do: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Children's Hospital in honor of Rakan and/or sign up for Be The Match. Please also see below on how to share your memories to honor Rakan.


    DONATION INFORMATION:

    Donation Info: Donations to support Wilms tumor research in Rakan’s memory are greatly appreciated and will help find a cure for this rare pediatric cancer. You can bring a check to the service, donate online here, mail a check in, or pay by credit card over the phone. 

    If you’d rather donate over the phone, call Chris Pates on his cell 203-415-8348 anytime to make a donation over the phone by credit card.

    Children’s Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children's National Medical Center, is a 501 (c) (3) organization as determined by the IRS. The Foundation’s EIN# is 52-1640402. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and all donors will receive gift receipts indicating that no goods/services were received in exchange for donations.


    Be the Match: Thanks to a kind friend, we’ll have a Be the Match bone marrow registry truck at the service. Though Rakan did not have a blood cancer that could have been treated with a bone marrow transplant, we met many families at Children’s National Hospital whose children’s lives were saved by donated bone marrow. Registering with Be the Match takes just a quick cheek swab and means you might be able to save someone’s life. 


    SHARE YOUR MEMORIES

    I know we all have special memories of Rakan and his silly, sweet, giant personality. If you’re willing to share yours, I’d love to gather them up for Zaid, Zain and Neil to have. I know they would cherish them. These could be in the form of stories, photos, drawings, whatever you like … handwritten, typed, audio recorded, you name it. You can bring your memories to the memorial service, email them to Nancy Gupton: nancygupton@gmail.com or send them in via the form below. 

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    SHARE YOUR MEMORIES



    8940 Jones Mill Rd, North Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815, United States

    #TEAMRAKAN

    I know we all have special memories of Rakan and his silly, sweet, giant personality. If you’re willing to share yours, I’d love to gather them up for Zaid, Zain and Neil to have. I know they would cherish them. These could be in the form of stories, photos, drawings, whatever you like … handwritten, typed, audio recorded, you name it. You can bring your memories to the memorial service, email them to Nancy Gupton: nancygupton@gmail.com or send them in via this form.