Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Party Details

We invite all to attend the services next week on Thursday and Saturday to honor William.

Thursday, June 7th---public viewing
5:00-8:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home
507 Scott Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Friday, June 8th---private family burial

Saturday, June 9th---Celebration of Life service
12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
89 Scholar Way
Folsom, CA 95630

For those who would like to make a donation in William's honor, our family has chosen two organizations we would like to support: Sutter Child Life and a national Neuroblastoma research organization.

The Sutter Memorial Child Life Program was part of William's everyday life in the hospital. They provided support to both William and our family. Their program strives to empower children and families to cope, understand, and heal as they encounter illness and hospitalization. Opportunities are offered to create meaningful experiences through play, education, preparation, and emotional support. These programs and activities include educating children about their illnesses, preparing them for procedures and surgeries, offering normal childhood play experiences (toys, games, arts & crafts, movies), celebrating holidays and special events, etc.

Checks can be written directly to the Child Life Program and they can be "tagged" to do something specific to honor William.

Checks can be given directly to us or mailed to:
Child Life Program
Sutter Memorial Hospital
5151 F Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

The New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) consortium is a group of 15 major pediatric institutions in the US that test new therapies that have promise for improving long-term survival for children with neuroblastoma. William was diagnosed with high-risk Neuroblastoma. It is an aggressive cancer with a low cure rate. Many of the treatments William received at UCSF Children's Hospital and Sutter Memorial Hospital were based upon laboratory and clinical studies conducted by NANT consortium investigators, who continue to develop new treatments. Children's Hospital Los Angeles Foundation Department handles all contributions to the NANT consortium and its member institutions.

To donate by mail, checks can be mailed to:
Brooke Glazer, Director
Foundation Department
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd, #29
Los Angeles, CA 90029
**Please make checks payable to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and the memo line on the check should read: In Memory of William Murdock/NANT. Please also include your name, address, phone and email address, and note that the donation is in memory of William Murdock and designated for NANT.

To donate online, go to:
**Under "I would like my donation directed to:" please make sure to type NANT into the "Other" box. You can also specify that your donation is in memory of William Murdock.


  1. The Murdoch family are the best! The Kim family will be there to celebrate Williams awesome legacy. We may leave the children home with a baby sitter because I am not sure you will want three rag-tag girls running around...

    Scot, Tammy, Adelyn, Haylee, and Julia

  2. Will's life will continue to touch and help many others. I can hardly believe how many things he has done, and now inspires others to do.

  3. Murdock Family--hoping you still remember Dave and Kris Wilkinson and I am also not sure if you remember we had a son who died of glioblastoma multiforme (brain tumor). We feel and know your pain and also know what it is like to watch a child suffer. We will continue to pray for your family and know that our Heavenly Father will give you the comfort that you need. Love the Wilkinsons