RI – Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that the Rhode Island State Police will host Project 3.8, the Dorian Murray Foundation on:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Rhode Island State Police Headquarters
Colonel Walter E. Stone Conference Room
311 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857
We are all aware of the iconic photo of Dorian Murray, the 8-year-old Westerly boy wearing his boxing gloves, and his battle with terminal cancer. Dorian’s wish was to be famous in China before he passed away, and his photograph was seen throughout the world, and the phrase “D-Strong” became symbolic to his battle with cancer. Dorian passed away on March 8th (3.8) of this year.
Dorian’s mom, Melissa, has started a foundation for children with cancer, the Dorian Murray Foundation. Only 3.8 percent of all money raised for cancer research is allocated for children. Melissa’s hope is to raise money and awareness for families currently experiencing the same difficulties she and her family experienced. Melissa embarked on a traveling photographic gallery with the families and children suffering from cancer to raise this awareness.
The Rhode Island State Police is honored to be hosting Melissa and these families and children at State Police Headquarters. Members of the media and the public are invited to attend this event, meet the families and children, and visit the exhibit to support this worthy cause. Please see the attached link for more information on Project 3.8: http://www.3point8.org/the-show/