MaryKate is the youngest of her family and lives in Manasquan. She enjoys going to the beach in the summer and doing outdoor snow activities in the winter. She love playing with my dog Luna! MaryKate has big dreams for her future and intends to graduate from a college or university within the next four years. She decided to join Squan-a-Thon not only to help others in need, but because of personal experiences that changed her outlook on life. People with cancer pray for what most of us take for granted, such as the ability to eat food and walking around, socializing with friends and family. To MaryKate, it is important to be a part of the Squan-a-Thon journey because children affected by cancer are fighting for their lives every day.