Celtics Honour Homan’s Fundraising Efforts

April 15, 2024

A local father whose son died from a rare form of cancer has been recognised by Boston Celtics basketball team for his fundraising efforts for cancer research.

Colm Homan has raised more than $150,000 for Boston’s Children’s Hospital since his son, Eoghan, passed away in February last year aged 16.

Mr Homan received the Heroes Among Us Award on Friday [April 12] during a National Basketball League [NBA] match between the Celtics and the Charlotte Hornets at the TD Garden.

He will also be running the 128th annual Boston Marathon with the Boston Children’s Hospital team, Miles for Miracles team.

A story on NBA.com read: “When the Homan family arrived in Boston seeking treatment for their son Eoghan’s rare cancer, Celtic basketball became a welcomed distraction from the daily challenges.

“Tragically, Eoghan lost his battle last February, a week after he fulfilled his wish to meet his newfound heroes.

“The Homans are back in town as Eoghan’s dad, Colm, is running the Marathon.

“Determined to turn his personal tragedy into support for families like them, Colm has raised over $150,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital and will be trekking the 26.2 miles in memory of his beloved son.”

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