This January, my mom was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma brain tumor. This is the same type of brain tumor/cancer that Senator John McCain is also currently battling. My mom underwent a successful brain surgery to remove the tumor and she is now undergoing treatment battling brain cancer. While there currently is no cure for glioblastoma, there is hope! Everyday, researchers and doctors work to develop new treatments to try to stop this disease. With this in mind, my family has decided to take whatever actions we can to contribute to the effort to find a cure.
To show our support for my mom and for all those whose lives are impacted by brain tumors, including glioblastoma, my family and I (and anyone else who decides to join us) 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 joining the race by clicking the "Join My Team" button to the right to be added to the Northwestern Medicine West Region team or 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 for people like my mom.
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.