In 2007, I lost the most important person in my life after an 11 year battle with a brain tumor. My mother, Frankie, was an inspiration to us all, a friend to everyone she met and loved by many. She taught me about the impotance of family as a close-knit Italian family that were always there for each other. She showed me unconditional love, even when I may not have earned it during some rebelous teenage years. She embodied more strength that I have ever seen as she went to work each day after radation sessions and many never knew the battle she was fighting for her life.
In memory of my mother who was always active, whether it was as a state raquetball champion or daily neighborhood walker, I have committed to running the Chicago Marathon. The day before my own son's 4th birthday, I will challenge myself to complete 26.2 miles.
I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough Endurance program. This is a great cause and very dear to my family. The money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care. Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. 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.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.
Please support me by making a donation that will help to find better treatment and care for those with a brain tumor.
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Thank you in advance for your support of my efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.