I am excited to join my little sister in running the 2018 Chicago Marathon and fundraising for the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) in honor of our mother, Kathleen Mary Nokes. Ten years ago, our mother passed after a long-fought battle with brain cancer. She was an amazing, strong woman who survived six brain surgeries over the course of my childhood. I ran my first marathon the same year that she passed, and running is in-part, what helped to get me through that very hard time in my life. Now, ten years later, I look forward to running this race as a remembrance in her honor, while raising essential funds for this important organization. Thank you for any support you may lend!
Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. To show my support, I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough Endurance program. Money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
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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.
And remember, your donation is tax-deductible! You can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association at www.abta.org. Thank you in advance for your support of my efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.