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Team JZ 2017!
Team JZ 2017!

Team JZ

Jaclyn's team, "Team JZ", will be participating for the 2nd year in the BT5K Twin Cities Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk, an inspiring and fun event benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. Last year was so amazing, you won't want to miss the fun the second time around! The 2017 BT5K as a whole, but particularly Team JZ, was a burst of encouragement & community that even I didn't realize I needed so much. I am humbled, honored, and grateful to the be the captain of Team JZ once again.

Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. I contributed to this statistic on January 12th, 2017. After a very short waiting period I had brain surgery on January 24th to extract a large meningioma on the front right side of my brain. Following surgery I completed 33 radiation therapy treatments which ended last June. Since then I've had numerous scans, medications, and appointments. My first official opportunity for a clear post-treatment scan is coming up this June.

My team encourages both walkers and runners to join!

If anyone reading this page would like to know more about my story, you can copy and paste this url to my CaringBridge site:

The more the merrier! I’m inviting all my friends to join my team 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.

If you can’t make it to the BT5K Twin Cities on October 14, 2017, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in support of the team’s efforts. Click the donate button on the right.

Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.

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If you prefer to mail your donation, download the BT5K donation form by clicking here.

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