It’s that time of year again! Team Eric Almeroth has officially registered for the 2018 Brain Tumor 5K on Sunday, April 22nd. Last year, our team raised over $5,000! This year I would love to increase that team goal to $8,000.00. I know we can do it with the help of all of you!
In August of 2014, I was woken in the middle of the night by Eric having a gran mal seizure. I called 911 and he was rushed to the emergency room. It was after a CT scan in the ER that they found a large tumor in the left frontal lobe of his brain. He had surgery to remove most of the tumor on our second wedding anniversary. Our son was only 8 months at the time. Eric's pathology came back and he was diagnosised with Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Cancer Grade 4. The worst form of Brain Cancer. Life as we knew it was turned completely upside down.
We got through those incredibly hard times with the love and support of our family and friends.
I’m so happy to announce that this August Eric celebrated 3 years of survivorship from Brain Cancer. We are so grateful that he continues to thrive despite such a grim diagnosis. Since then, I have been determined to raise awareness about this horrible disease. This will be my third year participating in the BT5K, and our second year with our own team. We had such an amazing turn out last year. I hope that if you joined us last year, you will consider joining us again this year. If you couldn't make it last year, we hope that you will be able join us this year. It is quite an event and we have so much fun seeing everyone that day. Click “join melinda’s team” and enter code EBCHI18 to get a discounted registration fee before December 31, 2017.
If you are unable to join our team this year, please consider supporting me by making a donation. Click on "Donate Now" to make a donation to support brain tumor patients, their families, and breakthrough research to improve and save the lives of those affected by Brain Cancer.
And remember, your donation is tax-deductible! You can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association at www.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.
Team Eric Almeroth