In 1998 I met one of my very best pals, Sarah. In 1991 Sarah lost her father to a brain tumor. In 2017, Sarah's older sister Emily was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Those of you who follow me on social media may have seen some of my posts as I have supported Emily's journey and shared her hashtag #tatatallulah
I have always said I will never run a marathon. But I can run a marathon to support Emily and everything she has overcome in the last year.
I'm excited to be running my first marathon in Chicago. My mom grew up in Chicago and when I was a kid we would take road trips from St. Louis to Chicago to visit my grandma. It was a second home to me when I was growing up.
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.
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.
Thank you so much for your love and support! #tatatallulah