Laurie Hadler and Team Walk In Memory Of Her Mom Wanda
Thanks for visiting my ABTA Breakthrough for Brain Tumors page. I'm participating in the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Walk on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, in Chicago and am fundraising for this worthwhile cause. This year, for the 8th year in a row, I will do the walk as part of a team, Team Wanda, along with Gennie Sandkam, Deja Sandkam, Damien Taylor, Doug Ustich, and Hunter Ustich. The money we raise will help support the research programs of the American Brain Tumor Association. We will be part of thousands participating that weekend and we are looking forward to an amazing event.
I hope Team Wanda and I can count on your support. You can make a donation to our fundraising campaign here by clicking on the words "Donate Now" on the right-hand side of this page, or go to the Team Wanda page, by clicking on the banner on the right of this page that says "Team Wanda", and once you get to the Team Wanda page, click on the words "Donate Now" on the right hand side of the page. If you prefer to write a check, or want to give cash, just contact me.
Team Wanda forms to walk in memory of Wanda Hadler
For the 11th straight year, I've committed to walking in the "Breakthrough for Brain Tumors BT5K Walk" in Chicago, this time, again, as part of "Team Wanda" on Sunday April 23rd and I need to raise money for this cause. Gennie Sandkam, Deja Sandkam, Damien Taylor, Doug Ustich, Hunter Ustich and myself will be walking in memory of my Mom, Wanda and 3 others, all of whom died of this ailment. My Mom was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiform tumor, the fastest growing type of brain tumor, on December 7, 2004. The doctors figured the tumor had already been growing in her brain for at least 7 weeks before it was discovered. Surgery was done immediately, but it was very much of an uphill battle for my Mom. She remained in the hospital for 2 months and then on to a Nursing Home for another 5 months. From the day she was admitted to the hospital in early December of 2004, she only came home for a week. She and my Dad even celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the hospital. My Mom fought very hard, but lost her battle on July 27, 2005. I took part in my first Walk the next Spring and I hope to continue to take part every year as long as this Walk in Chicago exists, and as long as I can walk. This is my tribute to my Mom and the valiant effort she put up to try to beat this. Brain tumors have also affected others on Team Wanda, as Gennie's cousin, Tim Colburn, lost the fight against his brain tumor as did Gennie's classmate Wendy Bjustrom Hall, and Mike Johnson, a good friend of one of Gennie's children. If you want to help me and Team Wanda to honor my Mom, Tim, Wendy and Mike as well as the thousands of others affected by brain tumors, please donate. All of the money raised from this year's Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Walk goes to brain tumor research. Thanks so much for supporting me, Gennie, Deja, Damien, Doug and Hunter in our walk and especially for supporting my Mom's memory, as well as that of Tim, Wendy and Mike.