I'm Sam and I love to run! As many of you may know, my husband Scott was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May of 2015, 9 months before our wedding. When we got the diagnosis, our world was turned upside down. That summer our days were filled with radiation treatments, doctors appointments and chemo. Scott being the strong (stubborn) person that he is, kept going with his treatment for almost 2 years and is now doing great! We still go for MRIs every few months to make sure the remainder of the tumor is kept at bay, but we continue to be very hopeful and positive in the advancements in brain tumor research.
When i looked through the different charity options for the Chicago Marathon the other day (I was totally bummed that I didn't get picked in the lottery for 2018) and stumbled upon Team Breakthrough, I jumped at the opportunity and signed up! I am very excited that I get to run Chicago again and raise money for a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.
Thank you all for visiting my page and remember, every little bit counts!
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.