After completing the Boston Marathon in April, I felt gratified in the good work I could sponsor, and ambivilent about pushing myself again. However, when I realized I'd be in Chicago during the marathon, and was connected with the American Brain Tumor Association, I knew I needed to get involved. My education and background is in mental health, and I have seen first hand the power of a brain tumor to change personality, functioning, and lives.
This October, I plan to run in honor of my uncle. He suffered from a brain tumor, and over the years of his battle I saw the devastating effects that a brain tumor can have. After struggling through treatment, and years of hardships, he lost his battle.
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.
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