Athletic Revolution kicked off its flag football season Saturday
with games in Ashburn, and all players wore the No. 15 on the sleeve of their
jerseys as a tribute to Gavin Rupp, who earlier this year lost his years-long
battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a form of cancer.
Rupp took on his battle with dignity and the community came together to support him. Now the community has pushed to help other children fight the battle.
Recently iPromise15 was launched, with Rupp’s legacy as the driving force, “to promote, advocate, share, do whatever it takes” promote awareness, find a cure and eradicate pediatric cancer. The organization has planned 15 activities during the next 15 months to raise awareness. Visit www.iPromise15.org for more information. For a list of upcoming events, visit http://www.ipromise15.org/#!upcoming-events/c16by.
"An ongoing conversation that we had with Gavin during his battle with cancer, and before, was about “Paying it Forward,” Gavin’s parents, Chris and Sandy Rupp, said is a statement posted on the iPromise15 website. “This virtue was evident in Gavin’s day-to-day interactions as well as in how he approached his cancer battle. In honor of this, our family has decided to set up a scholarship program that will embody “Paying it Forward” and carrying on Gavin’s legacy. We are still working on details and will share them once available. In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support of Gavin through activism, awareness and fundraisers. These will all provide the basis on which we will build upon and help support the scholarship program."
For more information about Athletic Revolution, visit http://athleticrevolutionashburn.com/.
Earlier stories about Gavin: