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 to honor my dad, Craig Eden, who we lost to a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor in November of 2017 and in honor of my cousin, Greg Walsh, who is still battling this disease.
My dad was one of the strongest people I know. He was also one of the healthiest people I know. I rarely recall ever seeing him sick. Then in November 2016, he suffered a seizure out of nowhere. The doctors were quick to discover that he had a brain tumor. My family was in disbelief. He quickly had surgery and began treatment. Unfortunately, Glioblastoma is a very aggressive tumor. Chemo/Radiation and four surgeries within a year weren't enough to overtake it and this disease took his life at 65 years young. He fought like hell though! My cousin, Greg, has been battling this disease for the last 20 years of his life and just underwent his third brain surgery in March. He is currently kicking cancers ass, but to say it's been a rough road for him would be an understatement. It is through further research and fundraising events such as this that we will be able to find better treatment options and hopefully a cure/cause to this horrific disease so that it doesn't affect more families like mine. My mom, my sister Lyndsay (who will be 32 weeks pregnant), my sister Lisa, and my cousin's wife Erin, will all be participating in this event.
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. Money raised by the BT5K will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care
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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.