Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor, but for many that's just a number. Becky's my mother-in-law, I've known her half my life, and in 2015 she was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a fierce and unforgiving form of brain cancer. For us, this was the first time cancer had thrown a punch this close to home, and boy have we grown in our compassion for families who've walked this journey before us.
For those of you who haven't receieved family updates, Becky's still fighting like a champ, she's demonstrated that same relentless strength from Day 1, she's faced every adversity with faith, she's never quit fighting, and she's exhibited a contagious joy no matter the circumstances.
Naturally, Paul & I wanted to honor her and demonstrate our support, and we couldn't think of a better way to do so than to run our best race yet in her name.
This year, we've drafted a team of family and friends to join us as we train toward 26.2 miles. For many this will be their first marathon, and together we've commited to raising $10,000 towards a more cancer free future. We asked Becky to choose our team name, and we'll proudly be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Team as Becky's Brainiacs.
This is a team effort, money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care, and we'd love for you to join us by making a donation.
We can't brag enough about the friends and family that have supported us all through this journey. Y'all mean the world to us, and on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs, we want to thank you for being there when we needed you, even if we didn't ask!
This is for you, Beck!
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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.
Remember, your donation is tax-deductible, and some employeers will even match your donation! You can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association at www.abta.org.