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Dear Family and Friends,

This year, Team Hope is STRONGER THAN EVER! And, we are super movtivated to raise money for brain tumor reseaerch, as I (Juliana) am once again having to fight against this brain tumor. (It's growing again, so I will be starting chemo right after the walk weekend.)

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. Online registration ends on Wednesday, April 10th at 11:50pm.


Please join the Schafer family this year for the 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 to 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 and Izzy

P.S. - Come for the program just before the race begins to see Izzy sing the national anthem with her cousin, Lauren Sadkin!!! (She'll be singing at 8:59am!)

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.


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


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