Last Dec. my husband Brent was diagnosed with a brain tumor or brain cancer. Up until then I had heard stories of people with "brain tumors", 6 to be exact, but didn't put much thought to it. Wow, how lifes circumstances change your way of thinking! Brain tumors are crazy! They come in a lot of different forms from primary to metastatic, from stage 1 to stage 4 (glioblastomas), from childhood to adult, from encapsulated to diffuse. The 1 thing they have in common, they suck! Once you have it, your life is really never the same. (as for all cancers)
Right now there is no cure for stage 4 brain cancers. There are treatments to extend your time, but no cure. My hope Is that with the $ raised here we can help find a cure or maybe an early detection test. ( Brain tumors do not show up in blood test like other cancers). They are hard to detect in the early stages, because they simply have no symptoms until they are big.
Currently doctors are working on a vaccine and other treatments. It all takes $ and I would love to be part of helping. I will be running for my husband who is fighting and Jeff Walker who bravely fought and won and for Garrett, who lost his battle at the age of 9. Thank you all in advance for you support.
David Cook wrote -
Cancer research is a cause that is close to my heart. In May 2009, I lost my 37-year-old brother to a brain tumor that he had been fighting courageously for more than a decade.
The following day, I had planned on running and serving as the Grand Marshal for the 5K Race for Hope in Washington, D.C. to help benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2). I knew my brother would have wanted me to continue this race so I ran that day in honor of him and all of those suffering from cancer. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
Next year, I’ll be running the 2012 Honda LA Marathon for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. This will be a challenging race, but one accomplishment I will be incredibly proud of and honored to do.
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure has awarded over $15 million to fund brain tumor and brain cancer research. They invest in high-risk, high-reward research in each stage of the therapeutic development pipeline. Their Pre-Clinical Screening Program breaks down barriers to entry, their research grants focus on novel therapies, and their investments with companies allow us to bring the most promising treatments to patients quickly.
Please join me in the fight against cancer by supporting ABC2. You can click the DONATE button above. Any amount is appreciated and WILL make a real difference.
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