It's that time again!
As some of you may know, a year ago my dad was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive brain tumor called a Granular Cell Anaplastic Astrocytoma. The prognosis gave him 7 months, and here we are 12+ months from the initial diagnosis. In May, his MRI showed that his initial tumor had responded so well to treatment that it was gone. A true miracle. The remainder of 2018 our family made sure to cherish every single day and knocked off a lot of bucket list trips!
Towards the end of 2018, like most brain tumors, the MRI showed a recurrence. So a new treatment has been started and we continue to fight on!
Throughout this past year, I have come to realize that there is absolutely not enough awareness or funding around finding a cure for brain tumors. With only 2% of people diagnosed living 5 years, more money should be going to funding clinical trials to help find a way to increase these odds. Money raised by the BT5K provides critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
To help my dad and others like him, I recently accepted the challenge to participate in the BT5K Denver Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk on May 4, 2019 to support the mission of the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).
If you can’t make it to the BT5K Denver on May 4, 2019, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in support of the team’s efforts. Click the "Donate Now" button on the right to donate safely and securely.
JOIN THE TEAM!
The more the merrier! I’m inviting all my friends to join my team "DJs Warriors" in support of the nearly 700,000 people currently living with a brain tumor. You can join my team by clicking the join button on the right.
Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts on behalf of MY DAD. 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.