Each day 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. This is why on Saturday, May 12, 2012 I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association?s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run/Walk in Chicago. Each year, the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run/Walk provides critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
I am participating and fundraising to maintain and strengthen the critical resources that make such a profound difference in the lives of brain tumor patients and their families.
Our mom was diagnosed with glioblastoma on May 18, 2009. She fought the fight every day for not only herself, but for her family and friends. She lived for making others happy and nothing brought her more joy than seeing a smile on the people she loved so dearly. She lost her battle on June 4, 2011 and we are honored to continue her fight to help find a cure for this horrible disease and to help survivors keep fighting. This event also gives us another chance to celebrate her wonderful life with those she loved. She was truly one in a million and as she always told her grandkids - we love her to the moon and back!
You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Click on the DONATE button to donate safely and securely online.
Your donation not only supports brain tumor patients and their families but it also supports the breakthrough research to improve, extend and ultimately save lives.
If you prefer to mail your donation, click on the donation form link and mail it in.
And remember, your donation is tax-deductible! You can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association at ABTA.org.
Thank you in advance for your support of my efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.
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.