Chicago will be my third marathon, but this marathon is alot more than a race. I am honored to be running the Chicago Marathon for the American Brain Tumor Association. This charity is very close to my heart, from personal experience and seeing others I know battle brain tumors.
When I was 20 months old I underwent chemo for a tumor at the top of my spine and was having monthly visits with my pediatric neurosurgeon and neuro-oncologist. These visits continued until I was 18, at which point I had my last MRI and my doctors gave me the all clear.
I have also known people that have been affected by brain tumors. That is why I am honored to be running for this charity. Not only to raise awareness and money for research, but also for those that I know who suffer from brain tumors.
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