Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. On December 10, 2016, my family was again touched by this terrifying diagnosis when my brother Paul was diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma brain tumor, a week before the 4th anniversary of losing our father to GBM. He had surgery in January, which successfully removed over 90% of the tumor, and has been a trooper through 6 weeks of radiation and continued chemotherapy. Fortunately, Paul's prognosis is good, but there is still no cure, so brain tumor research remains as important as ever.
Last year I was thrilled to run the Chicago Marathon for the ABTA in memory of my dad, and while I never officially said it, thought it would be my last marathon. However, as we all know, things can change in an instant and so this year I again have the privilege to run for Team Breakthrough in honor of my brother. Money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and 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.