A year ago we lost one hell of a man, my dad, to brain cancer. In trying to figure out what to do to mark a year of his passing, a year of hard transitions and listening to quiet spaces to hear the sound of his voice, I came across this opportunity to run. To do what dad loved, which is getting out in the morning air for a bit of exercise (probably after his coffee, a donut, and a tiny glass of OJ). So, Jim and I will be running for brain tumor research on Oct 13th, and hope to raise some money along the way. We are hoping to raise $120, but really anything would be great to support innovative reasearch to address glioblastoma. It's a cruel disease, and one that took my dad far far too soon from a life that he was living with gusto, among friends and loved ones. I can think of no better way to mark a year than to be with good people, exercising, raising awareness and building community just like dad would do. If you feel inclined, please donate to our fundraising page. The dude abides. Always and forever.
Many thanks, and so much love.
Jo and Jim
**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.
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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.