Alaina Day was a precious little girl who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer, at just 10 months of age. She endured months worth of difficult chemotherapy, surgeries, and long stays at Riley Hospital, and yet she still danced and smiled her way through that time, touching the lives of many people. Her smile and beautiful personality would light up the room and inspire everyone she came in contact with. In spite of the best efforts, Alaina lost her life on December 29, 2014, at just 17 months of age.
The Alaina Day Memorial Foundation (ADMF) was established to honor the precious life of Alaina and as a way to give back to those that helped her through her battle. While Alaina and her family battled cancer, many in and around the Whiteland community stepped up in a big way to help. ADMF wants to give back in her honor and with her love by providing scholarships to Whiteland Community High School students interested in pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing. While Alaina battled cancer she developed many special bonds with the medical staff in charge of her care, and ADMF hopes these students can develop a bond just as strong with their patients.
ADMF also gives back to Riley Hospital and helps other children and families battling Neuroblastoma. With events such as the “Because I’m Happy” 5K, Dine and Donate events and other fundraisers, ADMF can give back as we know Alaina would want us to.