Cameron Evans was a scholar-athlete and an inspiration to many young, and not so young, alike. He was a good student, a competitive swimmer and cross-country runner, was creative, and was passionate about all forms of technology. In the 8th grade, within days of completing the cross country-championship event for the Downingtown Middle School, Cameron learned that the flu-like symptoms he was suffering were the result of leukemia. Cameron lived with cancer for 200 days after diagnosis, never giving up, always racing his race. Unfortunately, the cancer and treatments damaged his body systems beyond repair, and in May 2012, shortly after his 14th birthday, he passed away.
Family and friends were "inspired" by Cameron's incredible spirit both before his illness and during it. They started an organization to fight childhood cancer (Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation) and a memorial scholarship fund to help a student who exemplified characteristics embodied by Cameron.
Each year a graduating senior athlete from each high school who has a passion for
technology is selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship.
To make a donation to the Cameron G. Evans Memorial Fund, please click here.