I'm participating in this for obvious reasons. Last year you were all very generous in donating to my walk. This year I'm doing the walk and if you'd like to support by donating it will be money used in cancer research. But as a brain cancer survivor I'm much more interested in survivorship than I am in research. (Which isn't to say research isn't critical.)
In the coming year I'm planning to launch a 501(c)3 organization made up of non-profits that provide services for survivors and their caregivers. I'll have a lot more info soon. At the right time, once I can make sure the support is tax deductible, I may be asking folks to make a donation to the new organization. And I'm uncomfortable asking you all for support every time a hand is extended because you are all so generous.
The following is from the American Brain Tumor Association.
Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. To show my support, I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association’s BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk. Money raised by the BT5K will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Click on “Donate Now” to donate safely and securely.
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.
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.