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2019 BT5K Chicago

Team Hope 2017
Team Hope 2017

Team Hope

Dear Family and Friends,

This year, Team Hope is STRONGER THAN EVER, comprised of TWO FAMILIES - the SCHAFER Familiy AND the SMITH Family. 

The Schafer Family is composed of Juliana (a 14-1/2 year survivor of a grade II oligodendroglioma), Chad and Izzy. The Smith Famiy is made up of Ned (a newly diagnosed survivor of a grade IV glioblastoma), Erin, Finn, Beckett, Eliza and Cecily. Our families have been friends for more than 11 years through a playgroup set-up, and we are so happy to support one in another in this very difficult battle.

We are even more motivated to raise as much money as possible and field the biggest team we can!! Please join Team Hope by walking or running with us on SATURDAY, April 13, 2019 in the morning at the Soldier Field Stadium Green in Chicago, and/or by donating to our team.


Please join the SCHAFER and SMITH families at this year's 5k run/walk on the morning of Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Soldier Field. Help us support the nearly 700,000 people currently living with a brain tumor. You can join our team (Team Hope) by clicking the "Join Our Team" button on the right.


Please also consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in support of our team’s efforts. Your money will go desperately needed reseaerch and patient services. Click the "Donate Now" button on the right.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.

Juliana, Chad, Ned, Erin, and kids

P.S. - Come for the program just before the race begins to see Izzy sing the national anthem with her cousin, Lauren Sadkin!!! 

About the American Brain Tumor Association

The ABTA provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. The ABTA is also the recognized resource for comprehensive information and compassionate support for the brain tumor patients, families and caregivers who are living with this disease.

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

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