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Running for Stuart

Former Washington and Lee tennis stars Robby (Class of 1994) and Chris (Class of 1996) MacNaughton are teaming up on Nov. 7 to run in the ING New York City Marathon, part of a group raising funds for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The MacNaughtons have a personal reason to support this cause: Stuart, the three-year-old son of Robby and Dana (Cornell, of the Class of 1995) is battling a malignant brain tumor and undergoing treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Robby and Chris are running with Fred’s Team. You can read details of the team’s efforts and about Stuart’s disease here on the Memorial Sloan-Kettering website. You can also help support Robby and Chris in their run through this site. According to the latest information, Robby has raised more than $160,000, far and away the most of any member of Fred’s Team.

Over on Stuart’s Caringbridge website, you can also read the details of his condition, see photos, and write a tribute. Briefly, Stuart was diagnosed with  stage IV medulloblastoma in January, when the MacNaughtons, including brother Bo, 5, were skiing in Utah. After emergency brain surgery in Salt Lake City, the family returned home to New York City, where Robby is a managing director with Credit Suisse. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Stuart has been undergoing chemotherapy plus a stem cell harvest/transplant and is currently waiting to participate in a clinical trial this month.

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