Each day, 500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two years ago, my dad's sister, our dear Aunt Patty, became one of those people. She had been healthy, she had a job she loved, she walked every day, she helped with her grandchildren and took care of her cats. She was happy and content.
After her initial surgery, she began a successful rehabilitation only to have the tumors return. Her life became filled with more surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medications and setbacks. In the Fall of 2017, she received the devastating news that her latest tumor was inoperable. This beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, co-worker and neighbor passed away on December 22, 2017. She was always kind and non-judgmental, she loved her family, her pets and her work. She always had a smile or a laugh to share. She is missed.
In honor of Aunt Patty, I will be training for and running the Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2018 as a member of the American Brain Tumor Association's Team Breakthrough. Money raised will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
I am stepping WAY out of my comfort zone by committing to a Marathon and asking for money, but I feel this is very important and meaningful. I hope you will consider supporting my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association. Any amount would be much appreciated!
Click on "Donate Now" to donate safely and securely.
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.
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