May 23, 2019 marks 20 years since my dad lost his battle with brain cancer, and I have a big goal to help keep other families from suffering the heartbreak of tragic loss of loved ones to this awful disease. I would love to raise at least $10,000 for the American Brain Tumor Association in order to help find a cure. Science and medicine have made incredible advancements in the last two decades and we are closer than ever to finding the most effective treatments.
My dad may not be around anymore but his spirit certainly lives on in me and my kids. My dad could strike up a conversation with anyone, loved fishing and being outside, knew how to have a good time, and was a great cook. He taught me that life is too short, you never know how much time you have, so you have to make the most of each day. I run for myself, but I also run for him, and other friends and family who’ve left Earth too soon. I run because I can.
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.