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Sister Strong: Vivian & Alice

Sisters Vivian and Alice both succumbed to Glioblastoma, nearly 20 years apart. Vivian & Alice were best friends who shared an incredible bond. Vivian never truly recovered from the grief of losing her sister and best friend.

Multiple instances of GBM in the same family are rare. There is still not enough research to indicate whether there is a genetic causation. There was no measurable advance in treatment options or survivability in the nearly 20 years between their diagnoses.It is unacceptable that this disease should continue to be a death sentence with so few first line treatment options.

We are raising money in memory of Vivian & Alice and their incredible sister bond as Team Sister Strong: Vivian & Alice to fund new breakthrough treatments and continued genetic research to make real, measurable progress in treating and beating this disease.

We are inviting all friends and family to join the team in support of the nearly 700,000 people currently living with a brain tumor. You can join the team by clicking the join button on the right.

If you can’t make it to the BT5K NYC on November 11, 2018, 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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