I am honored to be running the Chicago Marathon for the third time in support of the American Brain Tumor Association in memory of my favorite Pauls.
In January 2012, my father Paul was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. Dad was a warrior and fought hard for eleven months, before passing away in December 2012 at age 60. Four years later, in December 2016, my brother Paul was diagnosed with an Oligodendroglioma, which was later upgraded to an Anaplastic Astrocytoma. Never one to complain, Paul fought with determination and grace, before passing away at age 37 in August 2019.
My brother loved running and was my favorite running partner. I know that he, and our dad, will be with me every step of the 26.2 miles through the streets of Chicago.
It is to honor my father and brother's memory that I hope to raise $5000 for the ABTA because a cure needs to be found. Money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research, as well as 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 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.