Six years ago, my best friend Amanda lost her battle with a malignant brain tumor. She was my college roommate, traveling buddy, fellow Colts fan, confidant, and Auntie Amanda to my daughters. She was widely known for her laugh and her beautiful eyes. Amanda was such a generous person, even in her most challenging moments she was thinking of others.
So, it is in her honor, that I am once again leading Team Amanda on Sunday, April 23, 2017 for the American Brain Tumor Association's Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run/Walk in Chicago.
Each year, the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Event provides critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care. I am fundraising on behalf of the American Brain Tumor Association to maintain and strengthen the critical resources that make such a profound difference in the lives of brain tumor patients and their families. Your donation directly supports these patients and their families and it supports the breakthrough research to improve, extend and ultimately save lives. Today, I'm asking you to support me by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
About the American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. For nearly 40 years, the Chicago-based ABTA has provided critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, and is the only national organization providing comprehensive resources and serving the complex supportive care needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.