Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. In 2016, my mother, Maria “Tita” Lara was one of them. Her loving family and her faith kept her strong, positive and hopeful through her difficult fight. She never gave up.
On December 22, 2017 she lost her fight with brain cancer. Although we vividly remember her hardest moments, we keep her years of good health in our hearts.
On October 13, 2019 I will be running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in memory of my mother and others who have been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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.
Donations are 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.