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Runway Heroes 2015

Our second annual Runway Heroes event at Bloomingdales in NYC raised over $11,500!

Maya Thompson on Fox News August 2015

Taylor Swift Performs Ronan for a Second Time

August 2015

"There's a woman here tonight named Maya Thompson," Swift announced before playing the song. "I wouldn't know half as much as I know about childhood cancer and childhood cancer research if she hadn't shared her story about her son Ronan."

Runway Heroes 2014

Runway Heroes shines the spotlight on the bravest heroes around: Kids fighting cancer. Featuring childhood cancer fighters and survivors, Runway Heroes raises awareness and funding for research. We raised over $13,500 to support new treatments.

Inspiring Women: Maya Thompson

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Maya and Woody Thompson on the Katie Couric Show

Katie Couric- October 25, 2012

Rock for Ronan: Couple Inspired by Taylor Swift's Song Seek to Turn World Gold

November 19, 2013


November 30, 2012

Cover Story Excerpt: Taylor Swift Crashes and Burns

Rolling Stone - October 12, 2012

Best September Singles: Swift, Kiwanuka, Kanye, Jay-Z

AZ Central - October 5, 2012

Taylor Swift's emotional performance of 'Ronan' leaves mother of young cancer victim Ronan Thompson in tears

Daily News - September 12, 2012

Taylor Swift honors memory of a Phoenix boy

AZ Central - September 11, 2012

Mother co-writes song about son with Taylor Swift

Fox 10 News - September 10, 2012

Valley mom opens up about Taylor Swift's song for her son, Ronan Thompson

ABC 15 - September 10, 2012

Mother co-writes song about son with Taylor Swift

Fox 10 News - September 10, 2012

FOX 10 News - Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV

Taylor Swift Debuts 'Ronan' at Stand Up To Cancer Benefit

Rolling Stone - Saturday, September 8, 2012

Taylor Swift to debut song for cancer victim

MSN - Friday, September 7, 2012

RIP Ava Holder (2007-2012)

Monday, May 28 2012

The Ronan Thompson Foundation's 10 Days of Training Madness. 'Fight Like A Rockstar' to put an end to childhood cancer.

Monday, May 14 2012

Women Who Move the Valley 2012

AZ Foothills - January 2012

Maya Thompson: Turning loss of son into fight against childhood cancer

AZ Central - December 16, 2011

Awareness Part of Ronan Foundation

Arcadia News - November 11, 2011

WE KNOW who Taylor Swift Met...

AZ Foothills - October 2011

Valley Boy Headed to NY for Cancer Surgery

Channel 12 News: Phoenix – Oct 2010

About the Foundation

The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. We are currently fundraising to create a world-class neuroblastoma research and care center dedicated to funding both traditional and non-traditional treatments to reduce the number of children affected by this disease and increase survival rates.

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